Our research focuses on more effective ways of diagnosing and treating patients with serious and common infections in primary care.
Our research on infections and acute care aims to find out how we can identify patients with serious infection in primary care, and more effective ways of diagnosing and treating patients with common infections and serious, short-term illnesses.
Our research focuses on some of the most conditions patients present to their GP with, aligned with national and international priorities in healthcare. For example, we are investigating more effective interventions to treat common colds and influenza-like illness, as well as looking at how the use of antibiotics can be reduced through more effective prescribing in primary care.
In children, we are particularly interested in improving the evidence base to support primary care professionals to manage a range of common diseases and more serious conditions, from vaccines for whooping cough to early interventions for "at risk" children with influenza-like illness.
23 October 2020
The importance of patient and public contributors is recognised as key to the success of the study.
Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian community
21 October 2020
Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the largest Hindu temple outside of India, is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.
21 October 2020
A new risk model, developed by UK researchers to predict a person’s risk of being admitted to hospital and dying from Covid-19 has been published by The BMJ
Dr Nick Jones, Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow, writes about the Research Priorities in Advanced Heart Failure project, which has now published its top 10 priorities for the research community.