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Let’s Talk About Weight

Let’s Talk About Weight

Research Trainees Engagement Impact

SPCR doctoral student Charlotte Albury is a contributing author on the Public Health England's step-by-step guide to conversations about weight management with children and families for health and care professionals.

Best Doctoral Research Thesis prize goes to SPCR trainee

Best Doctoral Research Thesis prize goes to SPCR trainee

Research Trainees

Congratulations to Dr Mairead Murphy who won £500 for Best Doctoral Research Thesis in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Bristol. She was awarded the prize for the exceptional quality of her research degree thesis.

Knit a Neuron

Knit a Neuron

Engagement Event

This year the School for Primary Care Research hosted a science engagement activity at Oxford University’s Curiosity Carnival.

A new research collaboration award launched by NIHR

A new research collaboration award launched by NIHR

Trainees

The Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration (SPARC) has just been launched by the NIHR to support early stage researchers to spend time in other parts of the NIHR. The award replaces the NIHR Doctoral Research Exchange Scheme.

World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

Research Trainees Event

Organisations and individuals celebrated World Mental Health Day on 10 October to strengthen awareness of mental health issues affecting all, from young to old.

The GRIN conference puts a smile on the face of primary care researchers

The GRIN conference puts a smile on the face of primary care researchers

Research Event

The University of Southampton's Professor Michael Moore recently presented findings from the SPCR funded ATAFUTI project at the annual General Practice Research on Infections (GRIN) meeting in Oslo.

Identifying the GP practices prescribing “low priority” treatments

Identifying the GP practices prescribing “low priority” treatments

Research Impact

A new tool by Oxford University researchers launching today on OpenPrescribing.net identifies which individual GP practices are prescribing a range of ineffective and wasteful treatments that NHS England are spotlighting.

Study finds being in a good mood for your flu jab boosts its effectiveness

Study finds being in a good mood for your flu jab boosts its effectiveness

New research published by Kieran Ayling at the University of Nottingham has found evidence that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect.

Working better together

Working better together

Event Engagement

The School held its annual showcase on 19 September at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. Under the banner 'Working better together', the School demonstrated that collaboration was key to delivering meaningful research and strengthening partnerships.

RCGP Research Paper of the Year Awards

RCGP Research Paper of the Year Awards

Publication Research Impact

The Royal College of General Practitioners 2016 Research Paper of the Year Awards took place on Tuesday 19th September 2017. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Keele were authors on three papers which went on to win their category.

Trainees up their game with elevator pitches

Trainees up their game with elevator pitches

Research Trainees Event

Delegates were treated to three minute elevator pitches instead of the regular poster presentations in a new format and shift in gear for the SPCR's trainees' event.

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

£1.8 million funding for ambitious programme of systematic reviews

Research Impact

A collaboration of nine member departments of the NIHR School of Primary Care Research has been awarded £1.8 million to undertake, develop the methods, and build capacity in systematic reviews covering priority areas in primary care.

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Publication Research

Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham.

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

Publication Research

A new set of research priorities to support tobacco control will help ensure future research provides the greatest benefit to public health and value for money, according to an international group led by Oxford University researchers and funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research.

NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship Programme

NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship Programme

Round 6 of the NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship application deadline: 14 September.

Help make a difference this World Alzheimer’s Month

Help make a difference this World Alzheimer’s Month

Today is the start of World Alzheimer’s Month and the NIHR is launching a campaign to highlight how research is the only way to beat the disease and everyone can get involved.

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).

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