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Spending by the National Health Service continues to rise. To continue to offer safe and effective health care, we need to find ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Children make up one-fifth of the UK population and 10% of the general practice workload. If we can find ways to improve efficiency in paediatric care, everyone could benefit, most of all children and their parents.
7 October 2022
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.
Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for healthy adults "generally favourable", suggests Oxford-led research
Cardiovascular & metabolic DPhil
15 July 2021
Statins are associated with a small increased risk of side effects in patients without a history of heart disease, but these effects are mild compared with the potential benefits of treatment in preventing major cardiovascular events, finds a study led by Oxford University researchers.
COVID-19 DPhil Infection, Respiratory and Acute Care
21 June 2021
There are higher proportions of ethnic minority children in England testing positive for COVID-19 than white children, with Asian children more likely to be admitted to hospital with the illness, finds an observational analysis of 2.6 million healthcare records led by Oxford University researchers.
DPhil Policy & health systems Students
17 December 2020
Congratulations to Dr Caitlin Pilbeam, a medical anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher in the Department, who has been awarded the Mildred Blaxter Fellowship from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.