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Spotlight

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

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.

Other news

Study reveals association between diagnosis of a neuropsychiatric condition and severe outcome from COVID-19 infection, and other severe acute respiratory infections

New research from the University of Oxford has shown an increased risk of severe illness and death from both COVID-19 and other severe respiratory infections, such as influenza and pneumonia, among people with a pre-existing mental health condition.

New tool could help GPs predict and prevent serious falls

Researchers, led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, have developed a new tool for doctors to identify patients at high risk of serious falls. The tool could have a big impact on the way older patients are managed in primary care, improving targeting of drug treatment and fall prevention strategies for high-risk individuals.

Food industry shows ‘stalled progress’ to reduce salt intakes, new Oxford-led analysis finds

New research led from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences has shown that, overall, the average salt content of food products sold at supermarkets has not changed between 2015 and 2020. The results also showed that for certain products (ready meals, pizzas and soups) the volume of salt sold increased during this time.

Blog posts

What is Translational Health Sciences? What does an MSc in this topic offer?

Translational research is messy and dynamic. In this blog, Director of the MSc in Translational Health Sciences, Professor Trish Greenhalgh, introduces us to the MSc and discusses the need for such an interdisciplinary and applied programme that explores downstream elements of knowledge translation, such as human actions and interactions, to improve the success of efforts to implement innovations in complex healthcare systems.

Student experience: MSc in Translational Health Sciences

In this blog, Madeline Tatum, a recent graduate of the full-time MSc in Translational Health Sciences, shares what she most valued from her experience of studying on the programme.

MSc in Translational Health Sciences: addressing complexities of knowledge translation in healthcare

In this blog, Course Director Anne Ferrey, reflects on the MSc in Translational Health Sciences as its third year begins and discusses the complex issues this interdisciplinary programme seeks to address in relation to research innovation and implementation in healthcare.

Supporting the ‘Multi’ in Multi-agency working for child safeguarding

The recently published national review into the tragic deaths of Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes identified serious failings in multi-agency child protection working and recommended the establishment of Multi-Agency Child Protection Units (MACPU). In this blog, health and social workers, including the NIHR Doctoral Researcher Fellow and GP, Sharon Dixon, and Professor Catherine Pope from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, highlight their support for the review's call for guidance, and their plans to develop multi-agency working by accounting for different cultures and working practices of individual agencies.

Meat Your Persona: a travelling exhibition

Lucy Yates, Public Engagement Coordinator for the multi-disciplinary Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) research programme talks us through the development, delivery, and what was learnt from creating a national touring installation to support the public to engage with the environmental and health impacts of meat eating.