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Undergraduate Oxford Medical Students are awarded the Elizabeth Brown Prize for the best scientific presentation at the 2023 British Geriatrics Society
Rebecca Smith and Georgina Miles presented the preliminary research findings of their systematic review on the representativeness of UK trials on lifestyle interventions for diabetes mellitus at the British Geriatrics Society 2023 Autumn Meeting on 24 November in Birmingham.
Department Staff stories
This Disability History Month Lucy Cureton, the Athena Swan CTU Rep, shares the importance that active inclusivity and workplace adjustments make to her experience at work.
Department Staff stories
This Disability History Month Charlotte Albury, Athena Swan EMCR Rep shares the importance and difference that active inclusivity makes to her experience at conferences and work.
Policy & health systems
In this blog post, Ed Penington explores the discussions around economic and policy challenges in mental health revealed at a recent half-day workshop, organised by the department's Associate Professor Apostolos Tsiachristas titled: Let’s talk about mental health: economic and policy perspectives.
This World AIDS Day, Dr Jienchi Dorward reflects on the importance of primary care in providing HIV treatment in South Africa.
Fourth-year medical student, Martha Hughes was recently awarded the Society for Academic Primary Care's Student Prize for her essay "A Primary Care Consultation that Changed My Approach." Her essay shares reflections on pivotal experiences in the pilot patient-doctor course organised by the Primary Care Teaching Group.
The QResearch team are pleased to share this important blog post, originally published by Blood Cancer UK, detailing the findings from a QResearch project on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines for people with blood cancer. This repost highlights the collaborative efforts and crucial insights garnered by researchers, including our own Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox, in understanding vaccine efficacy for those most vulnerable during the pandemic.
Taking the MSc in Translational Health Sciences: an opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge needed to increase the impact my lived experience could have on the healthcare experiences of others.
Amy Dickinson who recently completed her MSc in Translational Health Sciences shares her experiences of the programme as a chronic illness sufferer and her recommendations for students taking the master’s from the patient perspective.
Bridging the gap: a reflection on the importance of community outreach and health equity this Black History Month
This blog post from Corina Cheeks for Black History Month, highlights the importance of community outreach in research and shares recent work in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences to address racialised health disparities.
Join me, Gavin Hubbard, as I try to navigate the intricate maze of depression and anxiety in a humerous-ish way. In this candid account, I share the good, the bad, and the absurd moments of my mental health journey. It's an invitation to look beyond the stigma, understand you're not alone, or perhaps get a better understanding of what others might be going through.
This is the first in a series of blogs on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) - our ability to identify, understand and manage our own emotions and to manage our responses to the emotions of others.
Polycystic ovary syndrome: losing weight can help but many sufferers are vulnerable to bad advice on social media
Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences write about how weight loss can be one of the best ways to manage Polycystic ovary syndrome but this has led many women to turn to the internet, where diet advice is abundant.
Digital health & innovation Patient experience Students
Dr Prenika Anand, Leslie Kirkley Visiting Scholar in the Department of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford and soon to graduate from our MSc in Applied Digital Health, shares with us her 'journey of affirmative realisations and intense unlearning' and its impact on her approach to Digital Health
DPhil General Students
DPhil student Francesca Dakin reviews 'A Different Kind of Vision', artist Amy Izat's poignant tale of health challenges and artistic transformation.
Bridging the Gap: Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit and Cancer theme join OCTO in CRUK Collaboration
Cancer Clinical trials
In the UK today 1000 people will be diagnosed with cancer. The earlier a cancer is caught the more treatment options are available. A core strategy within the NHS Long Term Plan is to diagnose 75% of cancers at an early stage by 2028. Primary care plays an essential role in meeting this target with the majority of patients diagnosed with cancer first presenting to their GP with symptoms.
Why Oxford's new Sustainable Health Care short course is vital to mainstreaming sustainability in health care delivery.
Policy & health systems Teaching
Amy Booth, DPhil student and lecturer on the MSc in Translational Health Sciences takes us on her journey towards a future of environmentally sustainable health care
By Sabrina Keating and on behalf of the wider WEAVE team (Sultana Bi, Sharon Dixon, Jennifer MacLellan, Abigail McNiven, Francine Toye)