Taking any antibiotic makes developing antibiotic resistance more likely. Dr Oliver van Hecke, Clinical Lecturer and GP, writes about his latest study showing that even relatively low antibiotic use has potential health implications.
With significant recent announcements poised to affect the future of British general practice, GP academic trainee Dr Salman Waqar reflects on his visit to the Netherlands on an exchange program to see if the grass was greener on the other side.
The LEAP team have been talking to shoppers to learn more about their meat and dairy consumption and to share the results of their research into the environmental and health impacts with the public.
16 May 2019
What does it mean to be a social scientist in the the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences? How many of us are there and what are we all up to? These were the questions that the Social Sciences in Primary Care Conference, organised by Trish Greenhalgh, Lisa Hinton, Veronika Williams and Sarah Tonkin-Crine and held on Friday 10 May, set out to address. Lucy Abel reflects on the day.
3 May 2019
Few health issues threaten human existence to the extent of infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance. These global health threats require global action, and a new EU clinical research alliance is uniting the research efforts of several countries to find ways of tackling them. Dr Nina Gobat, Senior Researcher, describes how the EU-funded PREPARE trial, led in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is laying the foundation work for this new alliance.
6 March 2019
Speaking at the World Economic Forum 2019, Professor Susan Jebb explains how voluntary mechanisms and legislative powers can be used to improve the food system.
Following the World Health Organisation/UNICEF Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Dr Luke Allen, a GP Academic Clinical Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, explains how to improve population health.
DPhil Student Filippo Bianchi gives five tips from research that might help people to eat less meat.
Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha, with Project Support Assistant Nasima Miah from the University of Leicester, and Professor of General Practice Andrew Farmer write about a knowledge exchange workshop for patients, public, researchers and health professionals to discuss South Asian narratives of diabetes and what future research should explore. The project was funded by a University of Oxford KE Seed Fund award.
Senior Researcher Jamie Hartmann-Boyce writes about the top ten strategies used by dieters to lose weight, uncovered through the Oxford Food and Activity Behaviours Study (OxFAB).
8 August 2018
Diabetes prevention is a national priority, and those on the pathway to diabetes are now given the diagnosis "pre-diabetes" to encourage lifestyle changes that improve their outlook. But what's the reality for those given a diagnosis? NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and DPhil Student Eleanor Barry writes about her latest research looking at how behaviours change following a pre-diabetes diagnosis, spotlighting a range of social and cultural factors for policymakers to consider.