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National priority COVID-19 trial recruits first patients

Researchers from Oxford University are now enrolling participants into the first clinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments to take place in GP practices.

Oxford researchers inform rapid COVID-19 NICE guidance

Researchers from University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences have played a key role in developing rapid guidance on managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community.

Half of WHO-recommended policies to reduce chronic diseases are not put into practice

On average, countries implemented just under half of the 18 non-communicable disease (NCD) policies recommended by WHO in 2017, and implementation is slowly improving over time.

Blogs

British South Asian narratives of diabetes and views on future research

Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha, with Project Support Assistant Nasima Miah from the University of Leicester, and Professor of General Practice Andrew Farmer write about a knowledge exchange workshop for patients, public, researchers and health professionals to discuss South Asian narratives of diabetes and what future research should explore. The project was funded by a University of Oxford KE Seed Fund award.

Can real inter-sectoral working address deep-seated inequalities?

Nick Fahy is a senior researcher and consultant in health policy and systems at the University of Oxford. He also blogs about health and Brexit at www.nickfahy.org

Text reminders – a low-cost strategy for type 2 diabetes?

By Dr Nacho Ricci Cabello. Can text messages help people with type 2 diabetes to achieve a healthier lifestyle?

Evidence-based practice in the Calais refugee camp

DPhil student Jack O’Sullivan shares his reflections on providing first aid care to the 6000 refugees of Calais, France with other Oxford students, medical volunteers and in collaboration with charity Care4Calais.