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Largest Hindu temple in Europe opens new health hub whilst providing continued support for PANORAMIC and PRINCIPLE trials
10 August 2022
Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, with the Neasden Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples outside of India, has opened a new community health hub in west London. Following their continued support of the PANORAMIC and PRINCIPLE trials, the temple’s interactive health hub will engage visitors around health awareness and wellbeing.
9 August 2022
New research, led by researchers at the universities of Oxford and Aberdeen, highlights a new way of assessing the environmental impacts of supermarket food. It finds that plant-based foods have the lowest environmental impacts and that more nutritious foods are often more sustainable.
Oxford research contributes to new guidelines on faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in patients with signs or symptoms of suspected colorectal cancer
Cancer Health behaviours
4 August 2022
The joint guideline from the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) provides a clear strategy for the use of FIT in the colorectal cancer diagnostic pathway.
Cancer Health behaviours
4 August 2022
Weight loss is a sign of undiagnosed cancer regardless of the interval over which it occurs.
More children aged 8-17 trying to lose weight than a decade ago, including children of a healthy weight
DPhil Health behaviours
19 July 2022
New research from Nuffield department of Primary Care Health Sciences researchers, including DPhil student Melissa Little, has found that the number of children aged 8-17 reporting weight loss attempts has increased over the last decade. The researchers also identified key characteristics linked to an increased likelihood of weight loss attempts.
COVID-19 vaccine protects people of all body weights from hospitalisation and death, a study of 9 million adults in England finds
COVID-19 Health behaviours QResearch
1 July 2022
Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are effective against severe disease for people who are underweight, overweight, or who have obesity, finds new research published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, led by researchers at the University of Oxford.
Time-varying nature of clinical risk factors for pancreatic cancer may aid earlier diagnosis, finds new study
29 June 2022
Body mass index, blood tests, comorbidities and medication use are temporally associated with cancer risk in the three years before a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
Congratulations to Dr. Charlotte Albury on winning the 2022 SAPC Principal Investigator of the Year Prize
Awards & appointments Health behaviours
28 June 2022
Awards & appointments Infection & acute care Patient experience
24 June 2022
The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board (SFB) award two departmental members for their contribution: Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Dr. Oliver van Hecke, receives SAPC/RCGP award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher 2022, and undergraduate medical student, Hettie Davies, receives the SAPC Medical Student Essay Prize 2022.
1 June 2022
A new £265,000 study by researchers at the Universities of Stirling, Kent and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is seeking to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected health visiting services across the UK, with a view to improving them in the future.
Research methods & EBM
31 May 2022
Today, Tuesday 31 May, is World No Tobacco Day – an annual event aimed to raise awareness of the harms caused by tobacco products to people, public health, communities and the environment; claiming the lives of over 8 million people every year. This years’ theme is 'Protect the environment'.
17 May 2022
Clinical Trials Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on, and appreciate, recent achievements and the people who have made these achievements possible. So, this year we want to say a big thank you to everyone involved, “we couldn’t do it without you”.
COVID-19 Clinical trials
16 May 2022
The PRINCIPLE Trial has led the way in evaluating treatments for COVID-19 in the community over the last two years.
Self-monitoring of blood pressure does not result in the earlier detection of high blood pressure in pregnancy nor does it improve blood pressure control in those with pregnancy hypertension
Clinical trials Patient experience
3 May 2022
Self-monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy neither results in earlier detection of high blood pressure, nor helps with blood pressure control in those who are pregnant, suggest the results of two new papers based on research from the University of Oxford and King’s College London (funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research).
29 April 2022
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Godfrey Fowler, our founding Head of Department at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, passed away on 29 March aged 90.
Congratulations to FHS student, Harrison France, on receiving 1st place in IUPHAR Student Research Poster Competition 2022
Awards & appointments COVID-19 Research methods & EBM Students
22 April 2022
Final Honours student, Harrison France, from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, has recently been awarded 1st place in the the IUPHAR (International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology) Student Research Poster Competition 2022 by the British Pharmacological Society, for his research on preventable deaths involving medicines.
Awards & appointments Patient experience
22 April 2022
Bakita Kasadha is a qualitative researcher within the department's MS&HERG (Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group), and has recently been awarded the Young Investigator Award at an International workshop on HIV and Women.
Awards & appointments COVID-19 Clinical trials
13 April 2022
Congratulations to the amazing team of research nurses working in the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit who have been shortlisted as finalists in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Staff Recognition Awards 2021.
COVID-19 Infection & acute care
12 April 2022
From today, the antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been included in the national PANORAMIC study, the UK’s fastest ever recruiting clinical trial of its kind, run by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and supported by the National Institute for Health and Care research (NIHR).