Clinicians, practices, and patients all have a part to play in dealing with risks of remote consulting, new Oxford-led study reveals
29 November 2023
While most remote GP consultations are safe, the 'Remote by Default' study finds that GP consultations conducted remotely carry more risk for patients with some urgent conditions.
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences set to deliver clinical trials expertise to China National Biotec Group in new collaboration
28 November 2023
The training initiative builds the foundations to explore further collaborations encompassing joint research efforts, leadership programmes, and a shared commitment to advancing clinical trials.
NHS to expand use of University of Oxford’s OpenSAFELY secure COVID-19 research platform to help find new treatments for major killer conditions
20 November 2023
The NHS is to expand the use of the OpenSAFELY research platform, behind the roll-out of new Covid-19 treatments, to help drive life-saving advances for other major diseases.
13 November 2023
NDPCHS wins NIHR award for new HealthTech Research Centre (HRC) to explore innovative Health Technology to enhance community and primary care.
Doctors' communication style can boost patients' weight loss success, first-of-its-kind study reveals
7 November 2023
Discover how effective doctor-patient communication significantly boosts weight loss success in this new study. Simple, compassionate dialogue leads to better obesity care outcomes.
University of Oxford and RAND Europe partner to launch DECIDE: The Oxford-RAND Europe Centre for Rapid Evaluation of Technology-Enabled Remote Monitoring
6 November 2023
The University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, in partnership with RAND Europe, is excited to launch the DECIDE (Digitally Enabled Care in Diverse Environments) initiative, to help transform healthcare through rapid evaluation of technology-enabled remote monitoring.
13 October 2023
Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford BISQIT (Behaviour, Implementation Science and Qualitative methods in Infections) team engaged the public about behaviours to promote preventing common infections and less unnecessary antibiotic use as part of the Oxford Science + Ideas Festival.
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.