21 December 2018
Researchers recommend greater action to promote best practice as a new study reveals a rise in prescriptions of opioids for treating chronic pain rise between 1998 and 2018.
29 November 2018
Tests ordered by GPs now cost the NHS at least £2.8bn per year, finds Oxford University-led study.
29 October 2018
The largest study of people with mild hypertension shows that medical treatment may not be worthwhile in those who are at low risk of heart attack and stroke.
23 May 2018
Prescription costs increase for low-value treatments despite reduction in numbers
21 September 2017
A new screening test in primary care is being hailed as the most efficient way to indicate risk of colorectal cancer.
18 September 2017
A collaboration of nine member departments of the NIHR School of Primary Care Research has been awarded £1.8 million to undertake, develop the methods, and build capacity in systematic reviews covering priority areas in primary care.
9 January 2017
A study finding that telephone triage does not reduce the overall clinician–patient contact time on the day of the request is officially the second most read paper in the British Journal of General Practice in 2016.
9 November 2016
Doctors should be encouraged to use ‘safety netting’ to improve cancer detection in patients with vague symptoms, say primary care researchers from Oxford University in The BMJ today.
6 April 2016
Is general practice in England nearing 'saturation point?' Oxford University-led research published in the Lancet suggests it might be.