8 January 2019
A diagnostic test-specific checklist to assess decision modelling has been developed and piloted.
21 December 2018
Researchers recommend greater action to promote best practice as a new study reveals a rise in prescriptions of opioids for treating chronic pain rise between 1998 and 2018.
29 November 2018
Tests ordered by GPs now cost the NHS at least £2.8bn per year, finds Oxford University-led study.
9 November 2018
A new systematic review from researchers at the University of Oxford has found limited evidence of any benefit for heart failure patients who follow a low-salt diet, despite many international guidelines recommending this.
19 September 2018
Cochrane-REWARD prize recognises efforts to reduce research waste
6 September 2018
Oxford academic Dr Ben Goldacre has been appointed chair of the UK government’s new HealthTech Advisory Board.
14 August 2018
A pioneering study into myeloma, a rare cancer, could lead to GPs using simple blood tests to improve early diagnosis.
6 July 2018
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.
23 May 2018
Prescription costs increase for low-value treatments despite reduction in numbers
3 April 2018
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.