Pioneering a new digital platform for primary care surveillance and trials
9 December 2020
Big data COVID-19 Clinical trials Digital health & innovation
Professor Simon de Lusignan, Professor of Primary Care and Digital Informatics, describes how a decades old primary care surveillance system is evolving into a sophisticated digital hub capable of supporting COVID-19 trials and related research.
Can a daily probiotic keep antibiotics at bay?
7 July 2020
Professor Chris Butler, Director of the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit, writes about the recent PRINCESS trial, which investigated whether probiotics can reduce infections in care home residents.
It’s false to believe that antibiotic resistance is only a problem in hospitals – GP surgeries are seeing it too
Oliver Van Hecke, Chris Butler
20 April 2017
Clinical trials Health Services Research Infections & acute care
Dr Oliver van Hecke and Professor Chris Butler argue that antibiotic resistance applies to us all.
Can steroids soothe the thorny issue of acute sore throat?
18 April 2017
Dr Gail Hayward discusses the outcome of the TOAST study, which aimed to better understand the role of steroids to treat sore throat.
Trials, tobacco and talking points
16 March 2016
Ben Cranfield gives us a flavour of some of the projects he has been working on in the department.