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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 Policy & health systems 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.

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

Awards & appointments Research methods & EBM Infection & acute care Digital health & innovation

University of Oxford researchers have been awarded £1.24 million to lead a medical diagnostics co-operative that will drive forward the development, evaluation and uptake of new medical diagnostic technologies to improve outcomes for patients in the community.

Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine

Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine

Patient experience Digital health & innovation Health behaviours

Existing digital technologies must be exploited to enable a paradigm shift in current healthcare delivery which focuses on tests, treatments and targets rather than the therapeutic benefits of empathy.

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.

Digital health researcher selected to attend Global Young Scientists Summit 2017

Digital health researcher selected to attend Global Young Scientists Summit 2017

Digital health & innovation Awards & appointments

Dr Michelle Van Velthoven joins international gathering of bright young researchers from across the globe.

“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.

VC's public engagement award presented to Professor Trish Greenhalgh and IRIHS team

VC's public engagement award presented to Professor Trish Greenhalgh and IRIHS team

PPI/E Awards & appointments Digital health & innovation

A project developed by the IRIHS group to develop assisted-living technologies for older people with complex needs is one of five recognised from the Medical Sciences Division.

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.