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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

Welcome to our new DPhil students

Welcome to our new DPhil students

Teaching Research methods & EBM Infection & acute care Patient experience

Kome Gbinigie and Clare Goyder are amongst the first students funded by the Wellcome PhD Programme for Primary Care Clinicians. Tonny Muthee joins us on a Rhodes Scholarship, and Georgia Richards is the Naji Foundation's first Scholar.

World-first NHS trial for universal flu vaccine

World-first NHS trial for universal flu vaccine

Infection & acute care Clinical trials

The world’s first widespread human testing of a flu vaccine which researchers hope will protect more over 65-year-olds against influenza has begun in the NHS, with the trial managed by the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit.

£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.

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?

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