World Antibiotic Awareness Week is upon us! This global campaign, taking place between 18-24 November 2022, aims to improve the awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as well as promote practices to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics.
Preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease and anticoagulants: an analysis of coroner Prevention of Future Deaths reports (PFDs) questions whether lessons are being learnt
Preventing premature death is the aim of coroners’ Prevention of Future Deaths reports. But is this system really helping us to prevent such harms? Oxford medical student, Ali Anis, examined deaths involving cardiovascular disease and anticoagulants for his Final Honours Scheme (FHS) research, to assess the state of play, now published in BJGP Open.
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.
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.
Dr Nick Jones, Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow, writes about the Research Priorities in Advanced Heart Failure project, which has now published its top 10 priorities for the research community.
COVID-19 is caused by a virus - so why would we consider treating it with an antibiotic like azithromycin? GP and DPhil Student, Kome Gbinigie, and Postdoctoral Researcher, Kerstin Frie, review the evidence.
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Dr Oliver van Hecke, writes about how infographics may be an effective tool to increase parents' understanding about antibiotic use. Oliver's project poster recently won first prize at the South West SAPC meeting in Bristol.
Taking any antibiotic makes developing antibiotic resistance more likely. Dr Oliver van Hecke, Clinical Lecturer and GP, writes about his latest study showing that even relatively low antibiotic use has potential health implications.
What are the new 'one-stop shops' for less obvious cancer symptoms, and how is this service being developed and evaluated in Oxfordshire? GP and Clinical Researcher Dr Brian D Nicholson, from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is part of the team who developed the region’s pilot site, one of ten across the country, and explains why understanding non-specific symptoms is important.
It’s false to believe that antibiotic resistance is only a problem in hospitals – GP surgeries are seeing it too
20 April 2017
Dr Oliver van Hecke and Professor Chris Butler argue that antibiotic resistance applies to us all.
Dr Gail Hayward discusses the outcome of the TOAST study, which aimed to better understand the role of steroids to treat sore throat.
19 January 2017
Is there a link between antibiotic use in gastrointestinal illness and complications such as arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome? DPhil student Seun Esan investigates.