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.
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.
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.
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.
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