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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

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.

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.

New research exploring how frontline staff use patient experience data for service improvement

New research exploring how frontline staff use patient experience data for service improvement

Research Patient experience

Health Experiences Research Group leads collaborative project on how to make better use of patient experience data.

Sunday GP appointments unlikely to meet patient needs

Sunday GP appointments unlikely to meet patient needs

Patient experience Policy & health systems

81 per cent of patients find their GP surgery opening times convenient, according to the General Practice Patient Survey.

Study finds mixed support available to women after traumatic birth

Study finds mixed support available to women after traumatic birth

Patient experience

Near-miss events in childbirth can have a long-lasting effect on women and their families.

Healthtalk.org scoops British Medical Association Award

Healthtalk.org scoops British Medical Association Award

Awards & appointments Patient experience

Catastrophic brain injury patient information site recognised as a “tremendous resource”

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.

Role of pets often neglected by researchers

Role of pets often neglected by researchers

Research Patient experience

Pets are important to health experience, with patients forming complex relationships and deep emotional bonds – but why has this relationship been so rarely explored in health research and social science?