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Patients, in theory, might prefer GP-led care to self-management for high blood pressure

Benjamin Fletcher, Lisa Hinton, Richard McManus and Oliver Rivero-Arias

Clinicians prescribe antibiotics for childhood respiratory tract infection based on assessment, rather than parental expectation

Christie Cabral, Jeremy Horwood, Jon Symonds, Jenny Ingram, Patricia J. Lucas, Niamh M. Redmond, Joe Kai, Alastair D. Hay & Rebecca K. Barnes

Lifestyle changes may be more important than drugs for mild hypertension

J Sheppard, S Stevens, R Stevens, U Martin, J Mant, R Hobbs, R McManus

Stability of thyroid function in older adults: the Birmingham Elderly Thyroid Study 

L Roberts, D McCahon, O Johnson, M S Haque, J Parle and R Hobbs

Poisoning substances taken by young people: a population-based cohort study 
Edward G Tyrrell, Denise Kendrick, Kapil Sayal and Elizabeth Orton 

The blood-thinner apixaban is less likely to cause major bleeding than warfarin

Y Vinogradova, C Coupland, T Hill, J Hippisley-Cox

Reminders help GPs to find and manage inherited cholesterol disorders

S Weng, J Kai, J Tranter, J Leonardi-Beeb, N Qureshi

Aerobic exercise moderately reduces depressive symptoms in new mothers

Pritchett, R. V.,Daley, A. J.,Jolly, K.

Blood pressure self-monitoring works best when people are well-supported

R McManus, K Tucker, J. Sheppard, R Stevens, H. Bosworth,A Bove, E Bray, K Earle, J George, M Godwin,B. Green, P Hebert, R Hobbs, I Kantola

Screen reminders for GPs did not improve anticoagulation prescribing in atrial fibrillation
T Holt, A Dalton, T Marshall, M Fay, N Qureshi, S Kirkpatrick, J Hislop, D Lasserson, K Kearley, J Mollison, L Yu. R Hobbs, D Fitzmaurice

A blood test threshold for diagnosing heart failure in general practice is reviewed

Collaborative care can be moderately effective at treating depression regardless of physical health status 

Options in the care of people with depression 

Transient ischaemic attacks may have greater long-term impact than previously thought 

Young children from deprived areas are more at risk of serious burns and scalds 

“Case management” can prevent people with heart failure being admitted again

NIHR Highlights

Childhood Eczema

Themed Review

Better beginnings themed review 

Moving forward themed review