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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

Research methods & EBM Cardiovascular & metabolic Digital health & innovation Informing policy Big data Infection & acute care

A collaboration of nine member departments of the NIHR School of Primary Care Research has been awarded £1.8 million to undertake, develop the methods, and build capacity in systematic reviews covering priority areas in primary care.

Industry partnership to deploy technology in the NHS

Industry partnership to deploy technology in the NHS

Digital health & innovation Cardiovascular & metabolic Clinical trials

A mobile-based intervention for COPD is one of three digital health technologies from Oxford in new collaboration with Drayson Technologies.

“Screen and treat” approach to prevent type 2 diabetes unlikely to have major impact

“Screen and treat” approach to prevent type 2 diabetes unlikely to have major impact

Cardiovascular & metabolic Digital health & innovation Research methods & EBM

“Screen and treat” policies to preventing type 2 diabetes are unlikely to have substantial impact on this growing epidemic, concludes an Oxford-led study published by The BMJ today.

Soups, smartphones and supermarket shopping

Soups, smartphones and supermarket shopping

Health behaviours Cardiovascular & metabolic Patient experience Awards & appointments

Obesity studies are among six new departmental projects to be funded by the NIHR CLAHRC Oxford.

Genetics of type 2 diabetes revealed in unprecedented detail

Genetics of type 2 diabetes revealed in unprecedented detail

Cardiovascular & metabolic

Department research plays a part in landmark study on type 2 diabetes

Evidence stacks up for INR self-monitoring

Evidence stacks up for INR self-monitoring

Cardiovascular & metabolic Research methods & EBM

Self-monitoring or self-management of anticoagulation therapy can help reduce thromboembolic events.

New research aims to improve hypertension diagnosis during pregnancy

New research aims to improve hypertension diagnosis during pregnancy

Cardiovascular & metabolic Clinical trials

Oxford researchers awarded £2.5m funding for study involving 2,000 pregnant women.

New tool to improve blood pressure measurement

New tool to improve blood pressure measurement

Cardiovascular & metabolic

The new prediction model includes three separate blood pressure readings taken in a single consultation.

Text messages can help reduce blood pressure

Text messages can help reduce blood pressure

Cardiovascular & metabolic Digital health & innovation Global perspective

SMS text message reminders can help reduce people's blood pressure, finds a new study published in Circulation.

Hypertension research wins RCGP accolade

Hypertension research wins RCGP accolade

Awards & appointments Cardiovascular & metabolic

RCGP Annual Research Paper of the Year Award presented to UK–Canadian collaboration led by Professor Richard McManus.

Mobilising against hypertension

Mobilising against hypertension

Research Cardiovascular & metabolic

Through an innovative partnership, researchers are utilising South Africa's mobile phone network to beat hypertension in the region.

New website aims to improve understanding of chronic kidney disease

New website aims to improve understanding of chronic kidney disease

Cardiovascular & metabolic Patient experience

Healthtalk.org resource developed through collaborative research project on experiences of kidney monitoring in primary care.