13 November 2023
NDPCHS wins NIHR award for new HealthTech Research Centre (HRC) to explore innovative Health Technology to enhance community and primary care.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing Proxemis: the University of Oxford and EMIS have announced a new joint venture, Proxemis, an end-to-end clinical trial solution
4 May 2023
Combining the world-renowned expertise of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science's Clinical Trials Unit with the software and data management capabilities of EMIS, Proxemis is reimagining research to support healthier lives with a uniquely tailored experience for clinical trial delivery.
New Oxford and Nottingham developed tool uses existing health records to predict people’s risk of developing lung cancer within the next 10 years.
6 April 2023
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool, called ‘CanPredict’, able to identify the people most at risk of developing lung cancer over the next 10 years, and put them forward for screening tests earlier, saving time, money and, most importantly, lives.
Research from the University of Oxford key in new all-party government report evaluating government commitments on the digitisation of the NHS.
20 February 2023
The report, authored by a panel of independent experts, gave the government's progress an "inadequate" rating, raising questions about the Government's capacity to guarantee that the health and social care systems have the digital underpinnings they require to meet the challenges they face.
Oxford researchers launch GP Evidence – a website designed by GPs, for GPs, to bridge the knowledge gap between scientific evidence and recommended treatments
2 February 2023
GP Evidence is designed to support GPs' decision-making in clinical practice for long term health conditions.
Study reveals association between diagnosis of a neuropsychiatric condition and severe outcome from COVID-19 infection, and other severe acute respiratory infections
14 November 2022
New research from the University of Oxford has shown an increased risk of severe illness and death from both COVID-19 and other severe respiratory infections, such as influenza and pneumonia, among people with a pre-existing mental health condition.
8 November 2022
Researchers, led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, have developed a new tool for doctors to identify patients at high risk of serious falls. The tool could have a big impact on the way older patients are managed in primary care, improving targeting of drug treatment and fall prevention strategies for high-risk individuals.
15 February 2022
Four articles, led or co-authored by Oxford researchers in the department, make the BMJ's top 10 list for the most read and published articles of 2021.
25 October 2021
Researchers from across the UK, led by the University of Oxford, have today reported on the risks of developing neurological complications following a positive COVID-19 PCR test, or a first dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations.
Department cancer-risk research featured in special edition of PLOS Medicine focussed on advances in early cancer detection
2 September 2021
The research, led by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is highlighted in a special collection of studies that focus on early cancer detection, hailed by the Editors as “cutting edge, and potentially scalable, innovations that have the potential to inform research, policy, and clinical cancer management.”
20 January 2021
At-home blood pressure monitoring using a web-based system offering personalised support and linked to a remote healthcare professional can result in better hypertension management than face-to-face consultations, finds a study led by University of Oxford, Bristol and Southampton researchers.
13 August 2020
New research will help GPs to identify the signs, symptoms, and blood test results they should look for to swiftly diagnose cancer in people with unexpected weight loss. The findings have implications for existing health policy and guidelines.