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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

Flu-like illness study reaches recruitment milestone

Flu-like illness study reaches recruitment milestone

Infection & acute care Clinical trials

The ALIC4E study has recruited 1,000 participants so far this flu season.

Research suggests a new model of chronic disease

Research suggests a new model of chronic disease

Infection & acute care

Genetics may determine whether someone experiences multiple chronic diseases.

ARCHIE study seeks children with flu-like illness

ARCHIE study seeks children with flu-like illness

Infection & acute care Clinical trials

Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for children with flu-like illness, who may be at greater risk of developing further complications from flu, to take part in a national study.

Rapid blood test by GPs can rule out serious infections in children

Rapid blood test by GPs can rule out serious infections in children

Infection & acute care

Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners could substantially reduce the number of ill children being referred to hospital, if the test is used on children identified as ‘at-risk’ of a serious infection.

Helping GPs diagnose urinary tract infections in children and improve antibiotic use

Helping GPs diagnose urinary tract infections in children and improve antibiotic use

Infection & acute care

Researchers develop new symptoms-and-signs-based clinical rule to identify young children for non-invasive urine sampling.

Researchers call for more focus on ways to improve end of life care at home

Researchers call for more focus on ways to improve end of life care at home

Infection & acute care

Clinical researchers from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences looked at how out-of-hours GP services are being used to support patients dying at home.

Professor Chris Butler elected AMS Fellow

Professor Chris Butler elected AMS Fellow

Awards & appointments Clinical trials Infection & acute care

Professor Butler joins 46 other world leading UK researchers who have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Oxford team to help in the fight against superbugs

Oxford team to help in the fight against superbugs

Infection & acute care

Study to look at interventions to improve the prescribing of antibiotics, focussing on doctors in training.

£1.8m funding for probiotics research

£1.8m funding for probiotics research

Infection & acute care Clinical trials

Can probiotics prevent infections and reduce the need for antibiotics in care home residents?

Capillary refill time - an important red flag in children

Capillary refill time - an important red flag in children

Research Infection & acute care Research methods & EBM

A new systematic review adds weight to using CRT for identifying children with serious illness

Speed bumps research wins Ig Nobel Prize

Speed bumps research wins Ig Nobel Prize

Awards & appointments Public engagement Infection & acute care

Oxford primary care researchers awarded prize for showing effectiveness of speed bumps for ruling out possible appendicitis.

Blowing balloons treats glue ear

Blowing balloons treats glue ear

Research Infection & acute care

A simple procedure using a nasal balloon can help treat hearing loss

Using plants to treat malaria

Using plants to treat malaria

Research Infection & acute care

Extracts from the Mexican poppy found in Mali have been found to treat malaria.