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Sparking collaboration and dangerous ideas: Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences Research Showcase

On Tuesday 20 February, NDPCHS held our first Research Showcase. The valuable day brought together staff and students from across the department to share and discuss new research findings, seek collaboration for projects, and propose innovative ‘dangerous ideas’.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for people with blood cancer, study finds

Cancer QResearch

A new study from researchers in our department provides reassuring evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for people with blood cancers, despite their vulnerable immune systems.

Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science part of project to help evaluate the new NHS Pharmacy First service

Bennett Institute Digital health & innovation Policy & health systems

A team of scientists and experts have been awarded funding to evaluate the new National Health Service Pharmacy First service.

Oxford-led research makes BJGP's top ten most read research articles of 2023

Two articles, led or co-authored by Oxford researchers in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, made the top 10 list of most read research articles in the BJGP for 2023.

Expanding domestic violence training scheme for GPs improves identification and referral rates, study reveals

A new study from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, and the University of Bristol, shows that an adapted version of an established domestic violence training and support programme can significantly improve GPs’ ability to identify and assist patients experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

PANORAMIC trial finds molnupiravir may not be a cost-effective treatment for COVID-19 in at-risk adults

COVID-19 Clinical trials

A new evaluation from the University of Oxford’s ongoing PANORAMIC trial suggests that an antiviral treatment, called molnupiravir, used to treat COVID-19 may not be cost-effective at its current price of £513 per course, compared to usual NHS care and support, in the first six months after infection. However, it may be beneficial for patients over the age of 75.

Undergraduate Pathways event – a unique opportunity to explore career opportunities in primary healthcare

Digital health & innovation Teaching

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences hosts its second career pathways event for undergraduate and graduate medical students.

Overhaul of training needed to support general practice staff to provide remote health care, new study shows

Health Services Research Policy & health systems

A new University of Oxford-led study in UK general practice shows that staff need more and different training to equip them for delivering remote healthcare.

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 Infection, Respiratory and Acute Care 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, Respiratory and 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.

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