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Improving the care of patients with HFpEF

Improving the care of patients with HFpEF

Research

Christi Deaton, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Cambridge, will lead a new programme of research to improve the care of patients with a common form of heart failure called Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF).

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease

Results from a School for Primary Care Research funded study published in JAMA today indicates that oral steroids should not be used to treat acute lower respiratory tract infection.

Relieving symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections with herbal alternative

Relieving symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections with herbal alternative

Research Publication

Andrographis Paniculata (A. Paniculata, Chuān Xīn Lián) appears beneficial and safe for relieving acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) symptoms and shortening time to symptom resolution, according to a systematic review led by University of Southampton.

£2 million NIHR award to focus on dementia care and prevention on a global scale

£2 million NIHR award to focus on dementia care and prevention on a global scale

Professor Louise Robinson has been awarded NIHR Global Health Group funding, to the tune of £1,928.469, to create a Global Health Research Group on Dementia Prevention and Enhanced Care (DePEC).

New SPCR collaborative projects

New SPCR collaborative projects

Research

The School is pleased to announce that, after a very competitive round of applications and external review, the following projects successfully received funding for collaborative research in Funding Round 14. The School awarded £4,643,577 in total for the cross-departmental studies.

New Chair for the HTA’s TIDE panel

New Chair for the HTA’s TIDE panel

Dr Kamal Mahtani (University of Oxford) has been appointed chair of one of the HTA Programme’s five advisory committees. The Primary Care Topic Identification, Development and Evaluation (TIDE) panel, advises on the research agenda for the HTA programme based on the needs of NHS primary care.

Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowships (KMR Fellowships) are designed to support a balance of innovative knowledge mobilisation and research into the processes and impacts of such innovation. Through innovative practice and systematic study of that practice KMR Fellows should advance knowledge and understanding about research use, influence and impact.

Pioneering Change: SAPC's 46th ASM

Pioneering Change: SAPC's 46th ASM

Research Trainees Event

Another year down and another fantastic turnout for the SPCR at SAPC. The University of Warwick hosted the 46th SAPC ASM from 12-14 July. By all accounts it resulted in lively talks and debate around key issues affecting the primary care environment under the theme 'Pioneering Change'.

We need your input!

We need your input!

Engagement Impact Research

For the INVOLVE standards consultation

Delegates meet in Prague for WONCA 2017

Delegates meet in Prague for WONCA 2017

Research Event

The World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) Europe conference was held in the beautiful city of Prague this year and attended by several thousand family doctors from around the world.

From the West Midlands to Madrid: Flying the research flag at EULAR

From the West Midlands to Madrid: Flying the research flag at EULAR

Research Event Engagement

The 18th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a second visit to the beautiful city of Madrid on the 14-17 June, where several researchers from Keele University’s Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences braved the scorching temperatures to showcase their dedication to the research of inflammatory conditions.

Newcastle receives £1.7m from Alzheimer's Society

Newcastle receives £1.7m from Alzheimer's Society

Research Impact

Alzheimer’s Society has committed almost £1.7m to Newcastle University, as part of its biggest single investment in dementia care research.

Another School member scoops Yvonne Carter Award

Another School member scoops Yvonne Carter Award

Research Trainees Engagement

Congratulations to Dr Nathan Davies, SPCR Fellow at University College London, who is this year's winner of the prestigious Yvonne Carter Award. The award is co-presented by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC). It recognises the contributions of early career researchers in advancing the discipline of academic primary care through research.

Why healthcare services have a problem with gambling

Why healthcare services have a problem with gambling

SPCR researcher Dr Sean Cowlishaw has written for The Conversation on why healthcare services have a problem with gambling.

The 'One in a million' archive supports a range of  health-related communications research

The 'One in a million' archive supports a range of health-related communications research

Publication Research

Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) have created a unique archive of 300 video-taped GP-patient consultations that are now available for research and education purposes.

New posts at the CanTest Collaborative

New posts at the CanTest Collaborative

Research

Clinical Research Fellow & Research Associate

Teaching and training for general practice

Teaching and training for general practice

Research Trainees

Using a Dutch success story as a point of reference, Professor Harm van Marwijk looks at the academic general practice setting in the UK, where he is now based. He reflects on key lessons to be learnt in the UK including the importance of relationship building, open conversations and personal continuity.

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