A study by Oxford researchers outlines the valuable role primary care plays in supporting women's health needs
20 September 2023
The researchers from the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust interviewed primary care practitioners about their experiences of supporting women's healthcare needs.
Study shows detrimental impact of Long Covid on the education and lives of children and young people
20 September 2023
New research from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, and the universities of Stirling and Aberdeen, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), highlights the profound effect Long Covid can have on children and young people’s school experience and wider lives.
E-cigarettes, varenicline and cytisine are the most effective stop-smoking aids, analysis of over 150,000 smokers reveals
12 September 2023
Oxford-led study identifies nicotine e-cigarettes, varenicline, and cytisine as top aids for stopping smoking long-term. Comprehensive analysis offers clear insights for effective quit strategies.
New model predicts risk of developing and dying from breast cancer within 10 years to aid personalised screening
24 August 2023
A team of researchers at the University of Oxford, led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, have developed a new model that reliably predicts a woman's likelihood of developing and then dying of breast cancer within a decade.
22 August 2023
People at risk of severe respiratory illnesses will have access to the to the newest and fastest technology currently available to assess them for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an incurable medical condition affecting over 1.2 million people in the UK.
15 August 2023
Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences have developed a new tool to predict people’s risks of getting oesophageal cancer in the next ten years.
11 August 2023
Researchers from the University of Oxford have found that a brief form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for insomnia, delivered by nurses in GP surgeries, significantly improves sleep and quality of life compared to sleep hygiene alone.
4 August 2023
The NIHR unveils a significant investment in its Policy Research Units, with a spotlight on early cancer detection. Led by experts from Oxford and UCL, this initiative aims to transform research into actionable policies, targeting the NHS's ambitious goal of early diagnosis for 3 out of 4 cancer patients by 2028.
Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh OBE appointed as next Nuffield Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Head of Department, NDPCHS, University of Oxford
31 July 2023
Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh has been appointed to succeed Professor Richard Hobbs CBE as Nuffield Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Head of Department from August 2024.
20 July 2023
A groundbreaking research study conducted by the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project at the University of Oxford has revealed that adopting low meat diets can significantly decrease the environmental impact of food production.
5 July 2023
Celebrating the NHS's 75th anniversary, Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences underscores its pivotal role in combating health inequalities and antimicrobial resistance, from penicillin to the forefront of healthcare innovation.
28 June 2023
A clinical trial, led by a team at NDPCHS, has shown that a three-month rapid weight loss programme was not only safe but also effective in reducing the severity of a liver disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with liver fibrosis.
27 June 2023
Researchers from the University of Oxford's Livestock Environment and People (LEAP) programme look forward to engaging thousands of members of the public with leading research on the health and environmental impacts of meat consumption.
16 June 2023
Through a strategic partnership with UNSW and the University of Oxford, Prof Michael Kidd, will start in a new joint position in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS), focusing upon Global Primary Care and Future Health Systems.
15 June 2023
On Tuesday, members from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences Clinical Trials Unit attended the UK Trial Managers' Network (UKTMN) Annual Conference 2023.
15 June 2023
In a thought-provoking seminar held on Wednesday 31 May, experts and academics gathered to delve into the complex relationship between racism, colonialism, and health inequities. The ‘Race and Health: Reckoning with the past and present to secure better futures’ seminar was held at Green Templeton College and provided a platform for deep introspection and constructive dialogue on the impact of historical legacies and contemporary geopolitical events on health disparities.
Double milestone for equity in health research for NDPCHS: CfRE's launch and a prestigious Incubator Award
8 June 2023
The Centre for Research Equity (CfRE) and the ‘Race Equity and Diversity in Careers Incubator’, both hosted by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science, University of Oxford, have recently celebrated significant milestones in their respective missions of promoting inclusivity and equity in health research.
7 June 2023
Dr Oliver Van Hecke, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, has been awarded the Young Investigator Award by ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases).
2 June 2023
An NHS trial of a new blood test for more than 50 types of cancer, led by the University of Oxford, correctly revealed two out of every three cancers among over 5,000 people who had visited their GP with suspected symptoms, in England or Wales. The test also correctly identified the original site of cancer in 85% of those cases.
Professor Peter Scarborough co-leads new £5.4 million national consortium to transform the food system and encourage healthier diets
1 June 2023
SALIENT will co-design and evaluate interventions that support healthier diets and reduce the environmental impacts of our food system, working with partners in local government, food charities, community support teams and the food industry.