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Clinicians, practices, and patients all have a part to play in dealing with risks of remote consulting, new Oxford-led study reveals

Health Services Research Patient experience

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.

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences set to deliver clinical trials expertise to China National Biotec Group in new collaboration

Clinical trials Global perspective

The training initiative builds the foundations to explore further collaborations encompassing joint research efforts, leadership programmes, and a shared commitment to advancing clinical trials.

NHS to expand use of University of Oxford’s OpenSAFELY secure COVID-19 research platform to help find new treatments for major killer conditions

Bennett Institute Big data Policy & health systems

The NHS is to expand the use of the OpenSAFELY research platform, behind the roll-out of new Covid-19 treatments, to help drive life-saving advances for other major diseases.

University of Oxford awarded £3 million to establish HealthTech Research Centre

Awards & appointments Digital health & innovation

NDPCHS wins NIHR award for new HealthTech Research Centre (HRC) to explore innovative Health Technology to enhance community and primary care.

Doctors' communication style can boost patients' weight loss success, first-of-its-kind study reveals

Diet, Data and Interventions Health behaviours

Discover how effective doctor-patient communication significantly boosts weight loss success in this new study. Simple, compassionate dialogue leads to better obesity care outcomes.

University of Oxford and RAND Europe partner to launch DECIDE: The Oxford-RAND Europe Centre for Rapid Evaluation of Technology-Enabled Remote Monitoring

Digital health & innovation Health Services Research

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.

Researchers engage the public about preventing infections at the Oxford Science + Ideas Festival

Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford BISQIT (Behaviour, Implementation Science and Qualitative methods in Infections) team engaged the public about behaviours to promote preventing common infections and less unnecessary antibiotic use as part of the Oxford Science + Ideas Festival.

A study by Oxford researchers outlines the valuable role primary care plays in supporting women's health needs

Health experiences Patient experience

The researchers from the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust interviewed primary care practitioners about their experiences of supporting women's healthcare needs.

Study shows detrimental impact of Long Covid on the education and lives of children and young people

COVID-19 Health experiences Patient experience

New research from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, and the universities of Stirling and Aberdeen, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), highlights the profound effect Long Covid can have on children and young people’s school experience and wider lives.

E-cigarettes, varenicline and cytisine are the most effective stop-smoking aids, analysis of over 150,000 smokers reveals

Health behaviours Policy & health systems Research methods & EBM

Oxford-led study identifies nicotine e-cigarettes, varenicline, and cytisine as top aids for stopping smoking long-term. Comprehensive analysis offers clear insights for effective quit strategies.

New model predicts risk of developing and dying from breast cancer within 10 years to aid personalised screening

Cancer QResearch

A team of researchers at the University of Oxford, led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, have developed a new model that reliably predicts a woman's likelihood of developing and then dying of breast cancer within a decade.

Oxford GPs lead nationwide launch of AI-driven assessment technology for COPD

Digital health & innovation Infection & acute care

People at risk of severe respiratory illnesses will have access to the to the newest and fastest technology currently available to assess them for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an incurable medical condition affecting over 1.2 million people in the UK.

NDPCHS Joins Major NIHR Policy Research Programme on Cancer Research

Cancer Policy & health systems

The NIHR unveils a significant investment in its Policy Research Units, with a spotlight on early cancer detection. Led by experts from Oxford and UCL, this initiative aims to transform research into actionable policies, targeting the NHS's ambitious goal of early diagnosis for 3 out of 4 cancer patients by 2028.

New study finds environmental harm from low meat diets is much lower than high meat diets

A groundbreaking research study conducted by the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project at the University of Oxford has revealed that adopting low meat diets can significantly decrease the environmental impact of food production.

NHS at 75: Highlighting the Pivotal Role of Primary Care in Tackling Health Challenges

Celebrating the NHS's 75th anniversary, Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences underscores its pivotal role in combating health inequalities and antimicrobial resistance, from penicillin to the forefront of healthcare innovation.

Rapid weight loss found to be safe and helpful for people with liver disease, Oxford trial reveals

Cardiovascular & metabolic Clinical trials Health behaviours

A clinical trial, led by a team at NDPCHS, has shown that a three-month rapid weight loss programme was not only safe but also effective in reducing the severity of a liver disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with liver fibrosis.

LEAP's 'Meat Your Persona' showcased at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition

Health behaviours Public engagement & involvement

Researchers from the University of Oxford's Livestock Environment and People (LEAP) programme look forward to engaging thousands of members of the public with leading research on the health and environmental impacts of meat consumption.

Professor Michael Kidd, AO, to start a new role at NDPCHS from July 2023

Awards & appointments Global perspective

Through a strategic partnership with UNSW and the University of Oxford, Prof Michael Kidd, will start in a new joint position in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS), focusing upon Global Primary Care and Future Health Systems.

CTU members attend annual UK Trial Managers’ Network Conference

On Tuesday, members from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences Clinical Trials Unit attended the UK Trial Managers' Network (UKTMN) Annual Conference 2023.

Seminar provides platform for constructive dialogue on racialised health inequalities

In a thought-provoking seminar held on Wednesday 31 May, experts and academics gathered to delve into the complex relationship between racism, colonialism, and health inequities. The ‘Race and Health: Reckoning with the past and present to secure better futures’ seminar was held at Green Templeton College and provided a platform for deep introspection and constructive dialogue on the impact of historical legacies and contemporary geopolitical events on health disparities.

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