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The latest updates on our primary care research and teaching.

We are research

We are research

Clinical trials Research

For International Clinical Trials Day 2017, staff and students are taking part in the NIHR's #IAmResearch campaign.

Wokingham practice is leading the country in landmark cancer detection study

Wokingham practice is leading the country in landmark cancer detection study

Clinical trials Research

Coordinated locally by the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit, the CANDID study aims to improve the early detection of lung and bowel cancer in the UK.

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.

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

60 seconds with Dr Ann Van den Bruel

60 seconds with Dr Ann Van den Bruel

PPI/E Research

OxfordMedSci News profiles diagnostics researcher

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

Academic primary care - the exciting place to be

Academic primary care - the exciting place to be

Research

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens delivers the keynote at this year's Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Conference in Oxford.

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.

Lower cancer survival in UK linked to delays in referring patients for tests

Lower cancer survival in UK linked to delays in referring patients for tests

Research Research methods & EBM

Oxford-led international study suggests explanation for differences in international survival.

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.

It's 'OK to Ask' about clinical research on International Clinical Trials Day

It's 'OK to Ask' about clinical research on International Clinical Trials Day

Research

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences celebrates International Clinical Trials Day 2015

How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?

How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?

Research Research methods & EBM

A survey published in the BMJ shows public views on overdetection in cancer screening are highly variable, with people accepting more overdetection when a higher benefit was perceived.

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?

Improving the drug withdrawal process could reduce number of deaths

Improving the drug withdrawal process could reduce number of deaths

Research Research methods & EBM

Improved reporting and quicker action could speed up withdrawal and reduce deaths, finds systematic investigation.

OxFAB study launches

OxFAB study launches

Research Health behaviours

Online study looks into the strategies people use to lose weight

Concerns raised about variable performance of some UK personal use breathalysers

Concerns raised about variable performance of some UK personal use breathalysers

Research

Some breathalysers on sale to the UK public vary considerably in their ability to detect potentially unsafe levels of breath alcohol for driving.

Elderly NHS burden ‘smaller than thought’

Elderly NHS burden ‘smaller than thought’

Research

Study suggests an ageing population should not be seen as an extreme burden on healthcare systems

E-cigarettes can help smokers to stop or reduce smoking

E-cigarettes can help smokers to stop or reduce smoking

Research

Emerging evidence supports their use as a cessation aid but authors call for further research

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