Night-time blood pressure assessment is important in diagnosing hypertension and preventing cardiovascular disease, study reveals
22 September 2022
Around 15% of people aged 40-75 may have a form of undiagnosed high blood pressure (hypertension) that occurs only at night-time. Because they do not know about this, and therefore are not being treated for it, they are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart failure, and even death, suggests new research from the University of Oxford.
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.
Three out of four people with heart failure could be diagnosed sooner, potentially improving quality of life and reducing costs to the healthcare system.
29 November 2021
Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported that only 1 in 4 people diagnosed with heart failure received a simple, recommended blood test that could have resulted in an earlier diagnosis at a more treatable stage.
18 November 2021
Georgette Eaton shares an overview of her research as part of her NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on the employment of paramedics in primary care.
8 February 2021
Five articles, led by Oxford researchers in the department, make the top 10 list for the most read articles in the British Journal of General Practice in 2020 - including number one.
Cultural environments can improve health and wellbeing through “social prescribing”, according to Oxford University report
11 March 2020
Oxford University’s world-class gardens, libraries and museums could benefit the health and wellbeing of Oxfordshire residents through “social prescribing”, according to a report published today by an interdisciplinary team at Oxford University.
4 March 2020
UK general practitioners tend to overestimate the benefit or harm associated with prescription drugs for long-term conditions, meaning they rely on their broad understanding rather than precise knowledge of treatment effects, finds a survey by Oxford University researchers.
23 May 2018
Prescription costs increase for low-value treatments despite reduction in numbers
16 May 2018
Upcoming trial involving 120,000 patients to investigate screening for stroke prevention