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Attending the house of commons as panel expert

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Dr Oliver van Hecke, describes his recent experience as a panel member on a All-Party Parliamentary Group event on antimicrobial resistance.

Primary care goes social

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.

Designing interventions to improve diet and reduce obesity

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.

A conference to remember

Professor Susan Jebb reflects on her experience of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she presented "Pecha Kucha" style on future-proofing the food system.

Eight myths about meal replacement diets debunked

Senior Researcher in Diet and Obesity Nerys Astbury has published an article in The Conversation addressing eight common concerns about the use of meal-replacement diets.

Population health forget tech modifying social structures should be our collective focus

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.

Five ways to encourage people to reduce their meat intake 2013 without them even realising

DPhil Student Filippo Bianchi gives five tips from research that might help people to eat less meat.

British south asian narratives of diabetes and views on future research

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.

Ten strategies to lose weight backed by new research

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).

201cyou2019ve got pre diabetes 201d what does the patient do next

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.

Meet a student ali albasri

DPhil student Ali Albasri meets CLAHRC Communications Officer Gavin Hubbard for PPI Pulse Magazine.

On this site penicillin a historic first

Sarah Morrish tells the story of the first human trial of penicillin, which took place on our site in 1941.

Scientific and lay authors writing together

Lynne Maddocks, NDPCHS and NIHR CLAHRC PPI Co-ordinator, interviews one of the lead authors and lay co-authors of the recently published scientifc paper. The paper argues for a re-think in how doctors talk to their patients about kidney health, suggesting it should be about ‘kidney age’ not ‘kidney disease.’

Navigating the public health epidemic of loneliness in primary care

Stephanie Tierney is a Researcher in Evidence Synthesis at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, and is part of the SPCR Evidence Synthesis Working Group.

Penicillin in oxford four plaques and a memorial

On Tuesday 29 May 2018, the Oxford Blue Plaque Society unveiled two plaques in Oxford commemorating penicillin, one on the Western wall of the South wing of Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary, currently occupied by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, and one on the front (Southern) wall of the William Dunn School. Here Jeff Aronson notices these, two other plaques, and a memorial stone, reflects on the long history of penicillin, and includes personal memories about some of those who were involved in the Oxford work.

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