Clinician-patient communication about emergency aerial medical evacuation in case of infectious disease
1 February 2023
COVID-19 Global perspective Patient experience Policy & health systems
New research from the University of Oxford, published today in the Journal of Travel Medicine, has developed a simple six-step check list clinicians can use to improve communication, decision making and planning about the possibility and practicalities of Aerial Medical Evacuation (AME).
National priority COVID-19 trial recruits first patients
17 April 2020
COVID-19 Clinical trials Global perspective Infection & acute care
Researchers from Oxford University are now enrolling participants into the first clinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments to take place in GP practices.
Oxford researchers inform rapid COVID-19 NICE guidance
14 April 2020
COVID-19 Global perspective Infection & acute care Research methods & EBM
Researchers from University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences have played a key role in developing rapid guidance on managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community.
Half of WHO-recommended policies to reduce chronic diseases are not put into practice
13 December 2019
Global perspective Policy & health systems
On average, countries implemented just under half of the 18 non-communicable disease (NCD) policies recommended by WHO in 2017, and implementation is slowly improving over time.
Health economics researchers to tackle blindless in India
9 October 2017
Global perspective Health Services Research Policy & health systems
The ORNATE INDIA project has been awarded £6 million from RCUK's Global Challenges Research Fund, and includes researchers from Oxford University, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Imperial College London.
Confidential enquiry into child deaths in Africa could save lives
12 October 2016
Awards & appointments Global perspective
Dr Merlin Willcox wins RCGP Global Health Dragon’s Den
Evidence Aid launches partnership with CEBM
4 October 2016
Global perspective Public engagement & involvement Research methods & EBM
The new joint partnership aims to promote the use of evidence in the humanitarian sector.
Adherence to cancer referral guidelines by GPs varies internationally
11 February 2016
Global perspective Health Services Research Research methods & EBM
GPs across England, Northern Ireland and Wales are less likely to follow recommendations for definitive action for cancer referral and diagnosis than their non-UK counterparts.
Medicine safety ‘needs international coordination’
4 February 2016
Global perspective Research methods & EBM
How quickly should a drug be withdrawn from the market if it causes harm? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer depends on where you live, Oxford University researchers have found.
Text messages can help reduce blood pressure
18 January 2016
Cardiovascular & metabolic Digital health & innovation Global perspective
SMS text message reminders can help reduce people's blood pressure, finds a new study published in Circulation.