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Dementia: New study explores the support and social networks of carers

Dementia: New study explores the support and social networks of carers

A new publication by SPCR researcher and former trainee, Dr Nathan Davies, has found that with an ageing population, ageing carers - increasingly competent internet users - will use this resource to support their role as carers.

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines correctly

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines correctly

Research funded by the School and the NIHR RfPB suggests that automated phone calls could be effective at helping patients to take their medicines as prescribed.

Damehood for Professor Louise Robinson in New Year's Honours list

Damehood for Professor Louise Robinson in New Year's Honours list

The University of Newcastle's Professor Louise Robinson has been awarded a damehood for services to Primary Care and for improving older people's quality of life and care they receive.

The SPCR welcomes a new PPI&E Officer

The SPCR welcomes a new PPI&E Officer

Esther van Vliet joined the SPCR in early December and will be leading the School's programme of patient and public involvement and engagement.

CBE awarded to Prof Richard Hobbs in New Year's Honours 2019

CBE awarded to Prof Richard Hobbs in New Year's Honours 2019

Professor Richard Hobbs, Director of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, is appointed CBE for services to medical research, and receives the RCGP Discovery Prize.

James Mackenzie Lecture 2018

University of Bristol Centre for Academic Primary Care's Professor Chris Salisbury presented the RCGP James Mackenzie Lecture this year.

The Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) website launch

The Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) website launch

Since the SPCR-funded development of the SNAP tool, researchers at the Universities of East Anglia and Cambridge have undertaken subsequent research to develop the SNAP intervention. The SNAP website, launched in late November, provides access to the SNAP tool and many other resources.

SPCR funding gets the ball rolling

SPCR funding gets the ball rolling

Congratulations to former SPCR PhD Student and Research Fellow Alison Gregory who has secured a 125,000 Euro fellowship with the insurance firm AXA. One of eight winners, Alison proposes to investigate 'Building resilience in the forgotten heroes: Improving informal support for women experiencing domestic violence.'

Developing hubs of research expertise around high priority areas

Developing hubs of research expertise around high priority areas

The School's 13 working groups assist researchers to develop new collaborations both within the School and with outside partners such as the NIHR Schools for Social Care Research and Public Health Research.

Number of diagnostic tests ordered by GPs rises more than threefold in 15 years

Number of diagnostic tests ordered by GPs rises more than threefold in 15 years

Tests ordered by GPs now cost the NHS at least £2.8bn per year, finds Oxford University-led study, funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.

Is a low-salt diet beneficial for patients with heart failure?

Is a low-salt diet beneficial for patients with heart failure?

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found limited evidence of any benefit for heart failure patients who follow a low-salt diet, despite many international guidelines recommending this.

GP Scholarship: The Wise GP

GP Scholarship: The Wise GP

Future-proofing the nation's workforce

Future-proofing the nation's workforce

The NIHR Academy held it's launch event at the Barbican Centre, London, with a range of high profile talks and discussions.

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