Long Covid, like most chronic illness, is having a dramatic effect on family life, schooling, and relationships
Sasha Lewis-Jackson, Sue Ziebland
8 September 2022
As a chronic illness long Covid can have a dramatic effect on individual and family life, schooling, and relationships. Debilitating symptoms may last months, or years. Our team in the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group (MS&HERG) have been finding out how family life has been transformed by having, or caring for someone with, long Covid.
Five ways the pandemic has affected routine medical care
24 June 2022
Director of the Evidence-Based Health Care DPhil programme, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, shares five ways that the pandemic has affected routine medical care - also published in The Conversation.
Video group consultations in general practice during the Covid-19 pandemic: hype or reality?
Chrysanthi Papoutsi, Sara Shaw
9 November 2021
Chrysanthi Papoutsi and Sara Shaw share an overview of their research on video group consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
Leveraging Faith Based Organisations in Raising Awareness on Pulse Oximetry: an exploratory mini-study
8 October 2021
COVID-19 Department Policy & health systems Public engagement & involvement
Written by Laiba Husain and Yusra Shammoon
COVID winter plan: UK blueprint doesn’t go far enough – here’s a health expert’s alternative
20 September 2021
With winter on the horizon, Oxford's Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, Trish Greenhalgh, suggests alternative UK blueprint, focusing on precautions that allow the British public to learn to live (as opposed to dying of) COVID.
COVID: media must rise above pitting scientists against each other – dealing with the pandemic requires nuance
26 July 2021
Professors Trisha Greenhalgh and Dominic Wilkinson call upon the media to rise above presenting the false adversarial narrative of 'pro' and 'anti' this and that, and instead embrace scientific and moral uncertainty for what it is.
COVID: the reason cases are rising among the double vaccinated – it’s not because vaccines aren’t working
22 July 2021
Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, has announced that 40% of people admitted to hospital with COVID in the UK have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine. At first glance, this rings very serious alarm bells, but it shouldn’t. The vaccines are still working very well.
COVID: Seven reasons mask wearing in the west was unnecessarily delayed
15 July 2021
Masks help prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, yet masking policies in the west have featured some spectacular policy wrong turns, says Professor Trish Greenhalgh.
Transforming primary care for a pandemic – a pan-European perspective
European primary care rapidly adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic by deciding how to transform care delivery, despite limited training and resources, reports the first pan European qualitative study in eight countries.
Interrupted or invigorated? Qualitative health research during the Covid-19 pandemic
Gemma Hughes and Sara Paparini from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences reflect on the work of the IRIHS group.
Weighing up the pros and cons - patients’ views and experiences of video consultations
15 April 2021
Dr Gemma Hughes, Health Services Researcher in the IRIHS Team, writes on current research led by Dr Sara Shaw and funded by the Health Foundation.
From famine to feast? Staff experiences of video consulting in the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic
Dr Gemma Hughes and Dr Lucy Moore write about current research on video consulting, led by Dr Sara Shaw, with funding from the Health Foundation.
Oxford Social Prescribing researchers support Boundless Creativity campaign
29 January 2021
Members of the Oxford Social Prescribing Research Group were invited to share their work and insights with the Boundless Creativity campaign, a joint research project between the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
COVID-19 pandemic: Can the cultural and heritage sectors support older people’s well-being through social prescribing?
Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani
29 January 2021
COVID-19 Public engagement & involvement Research methods & EBM
Stephanie Tierney (Senior Researcher and Departmental Lecturer) and Kamal R Mahtani (Associate Professor and GP), Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford
Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here’s why
18 January 2021
Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.
The student voice - The impact of Covid on university life
This term, we hear from second-year student Bethan Storey (Queen’s College). Bethan discusses the impact of Covid on university life for pre-clinical students.
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.