COVID-19 vaccine protects people of all body weights from hospitalisation and death, a study of 9 million adults in England finds
1 July 2022
Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are effective against severe disease for people who are underweight, overweight, or who have obesity, finds new research published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, led by researchers at the University of Oxford.
Time-varying nature of clinical risk factors for pancreatic cancer may aid earlier diagnosis, finds new study
29 June 2022
Body mass index, blood tests, comorbidities and medication use are temporally associated with cancer risk in the three years before a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
24 June 2022
The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board (SFB) award two departmental members for their contribution: Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Dr. Oliver van Hecke, receives SAPC/RCGP award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher 2022, and undergraduate medical student, Hettie Davies, receives the SAPC Medical Student Essay Prize 2022.
1 June 2022
A new £265,000 study by researchers at the Universities of Stirling, Kent and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is seeking to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected health visiting services across the UK, with a view to improving them in the future.
31 May 2022
Today, Tuesday 31 May, is World No Tobacco Day – an annual event aimed to raise awareness of the harms caused by tobacco products to people, public health, communities and the environment; claiming the lives of over 8 million people every year. This years’ theme is 'Protect the environment'.
17 May 2022
Clinical Trials Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on, and appreciate, recent achievements and the people who have made these achievements possible. So, this year we want to say a big thank you to everyone involved, “we couldn’t do it without you”.
Self-monitoring of blood pressure does not result in the earlier detection of high blood pressure in pregnancy nor does it improve blood pressure control in those with pregnancy hypertension
3 May 2022
Self-monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy neither results in earlier detection of high blood pressure, nor helps with blood pressure control in those who are pregnant, suggest the results of two new papers based on research from the University of Oxford and King’s College London (funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research).
29 April 2022
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Godfrey Fowler, our founding Head of Department at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, passed away on 29 March aged 90.
Congratulations to FHS student, Harrison France, on receiving 1st place in IUPHAR Student Research Poster Competition 2022
22 April 2022
Final Honours student, Harrison France, from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, has recently been awarded 1st place in the the IUPHAR (International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology) Student Research Poster Competition 2022 by the British Pharmacological Society, for his research on preventable deaths involving medicines.
22 April 2022
Bakita Kasadha is a qualitative researcher within the department's MS&HERG (Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group), and has recently been awarded the Young Investigator Award at an International workshop on HIV and Women.
13 April 2022
Congratulations to the amazing team of research nurses working in the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit who have been shortlisted as finalists in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Staff Recognition Awards 2021.
12 April 2022
From today, the antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been included in the national PANORAMIC study, the UK’s fastest ever recruiting clinical trial of its kind, run by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and supported by the National Institute for Health and Care research (NIHR).
'Goldacre Recommendations' to Drive Innovation and Improve Healthcare Through Safer Use of Health Data Published
7 April 2022
Professor Ben Goldacre publishes findings from an independent review to improve use of health data in NHS. Recommendations include increasing transparency and modernising software infrastructure to boost research whilst maintaining high security standards. The findings have already helped shape the Health and Social Care Data Strategy, being published later this year, which will set out a vision to make better use of data to save lives.
5 April 2022
Led by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, and jointly run by the Department for Continuing Education, this summer school invites EBHC students, supervisors, consumers, and leading evidence-based experts into the surroundings of Kellogg College, University of Oxford. 4-20 July. Spanning three weeks this unique experience offers: EBHC modules; non-accredited short courses; a selection of workshops and EBMLive 2022.
4 April 2022
10,000 people have joined the PRINCIPLE Trial over the last two years and we want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to them all for their amazing contribution to testing treatments for COVID-19 in the community.
31 March 2022
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) joined forces in March to help promote the PANORAMIC trial as part of a series of outreach activities ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, enabling greater outreach to diverse communities across Britain.
31 March 2022
The world’s largest study of community-based treatments for acute COVID-19 has reached a world-first, historic milestone: over twenty thousand participants from across the UK have now taken part in the PANORAMIC trial.