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).
Congratulations to Oliver Van Hecke and Hettie Davies on receiving 2022 SAPC/RCGP awards
24 June 2022
Awards & appointments Infection & acute care Patient experience
The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board (SFB) award two departmental members for their contribution: Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Dr. Oliver van Hecke, receives SAPC/RCGP award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher 2022, and undergraduate medical student, Hettie Davies, receives the SAPC Medical Student Essay Prize 2022.
Self-monitoring of blood pressure does not result in the earlier detection of high blood pressure in pregnancy nor does it improve blood pressure control in those with pregnancy hypertension
3 May 2022
Clinical trials Patient experience
Self-monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy neither results in earlier detection of high blood pressure, nor helps with blood pressure control in those who are pregnant, suggest the results of two new papers based on research from the University of Oxford and King’s College London (funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research).
Congratulations to Bakita Kasadha on receiving Young Investigator Award
22 April 2022
Awards & appointments Patient experience
Bakita Kasadha is a qualitative researcher within the department's MS&HERG (Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group), and has recently been awarded the Young Investigator Award at an International workshop on HIV and Women.
Oxford-led research makes BJGP's top ten most read and published research articles of 2021
15 February 2022
Awards & appointments Digital health & innovation Health Services Research Patient experience QResearch
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.
New NIHR Senior Investigators appointed
3 March 2021
Awards & appointments Digital health & innovation Patient experience
Professors Catherine Pope and John Powell join the NIHR college of senior research leaders.
Tourette’s ‘no laughing matter’ as comedians team up with researchers to tackle stigma
19 October 2020
Patient experience Policy & health systems
Building on recent research highlighting the unmet social care needs of adults with Tourette’s, academics from Bath and Oxford are teaming up with comedians with the condition to challenge the stereotypes and stigma that exist.
GP gut feelings may have a role in cancer diagnosis
25 August 2020
Patient experience Policy & health systems
The study highlights the art of General Practice - GPs can pick up a lot from the way patients behave.
COPD patients' quality of life improved by socialising and regular exercise
6 July 2018
Patient experience Research methods & EBM
Regular contact with healthcare professionals, support from peers and engaging in organised exercise could help people with chronic lung conditions to lead more active - and generally better lives, according to new research.
Support for parents losing a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy
15 June 2018
A new, free information resource is launched to improve support for parents losing a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy.
'Kidney age', not kidney disease
3 April 2018
Cardiovascular & metabolic Patient experience Research methods & EBM
There should be a rethink in how doctors talk to some patients with reduced kidney health, replacing the term ‘chronic kidney disease’ (CKD) with different bands of kidney age, according to an Oxford-led group of researchers writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Welcome to our new DPhil students
19 October 2017
Infection & acute care Patient experience Research methods & EBM Teaching
Kome Gbinigie and Clare Goyder are amongst the first students funded by the Wellcome PhD Programme for Primary Care Clinicians. Tonny Muthee joins us on a Rhodes Scholarship, and Georgia Richards is the Naji Foundation's first Scholar.