2 October 2017
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.
22 September 2017
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.
18 September 2017
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.
17 April 2017
There is not enough evidence to recommend steroids as a treatment for symptoms of sore throat in patients seeing their GP according to researchers at the Universities of Oxford, Southampton and Bristol. In a trial funded by the National Institute of Health Research School for Primary Care Research.
10 April 2017
The NIHR encourages you to “get digital” with the launch of the Let’s Get Digital Competition on 6 April 2017. The competition is designed to recognise those people involved in NIHR research using video, photography, websites, infographics and online communities to promote research.
14 March 2017
The SPCR funded CANDID (Cancer Diagnosis Decision Rules) study is seeing positive results around the country. The School's collaborative study investigates which of the symptoms and examination results received by clinicians are the most effective in predicting lung or colon cancer.
14 March 2017
Participation in gambling is increasing in the UK, with surveys indicating that around 59% of British adults reported gambling activities in 2010, up 7% from three years earlier.
10 March 2017
Professor Christian Mallen, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University, has been awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health through distinction, in recognition of his clinical and academic contribution to public health.
7 March 2017
This year International Women's Day is being celebrated under the banner of 'Be bold for change'. Universities around the country are taking part in celebrations to promote the delivery of equality for women and to forge a better working world with gender inclusivity.
13 February 2017
The University of Southampton's Professor Tony Kendrick spoke to BBC Five about his six year study on the long term use of antidepressants.
9 February 2017
One million patients have now taken part in research through their local GP practice in England, through the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). The CRN are celebrating this achievement by thanking all the participants across the 56% of local GP practices involved in research.
6 February 2017
Ashley Bryce communicated her research on anti-microbial resistance in children with urinary tract infections to Professor Chris Whitty, the Department of Health's Chief Scientific Adviser, at the University of Bristol, on 23 January.
17 January 2017
Following the publication of an editorial in the BMJ in June 2016, researcher Dr Joanna Spiers highlights her experiences of the School funded research in a blog. She emphasises that GPs are not invulnerable but human and feel the pressures and strains of their demanding work life.
8 December 2016
The NIHR Trainees Co-ordinating Centre held it's 10th Annual NIHR Trainee Meeting 'Research leaders of the future' on 6-7 December, where SPCR GPCP trainee Dr Shoba Poduval won Best Poster Prize.
30 November 2016
The School celebrated ten years of primary care research at the Wellcome Collection on 22 November. Delegates from around the country were welcomed with a programme of presentations and discussions about past, present and future research impact. The showcase highlighted the increased evidence base provided by the School to date as well as research that promises to add a lot more to this in the future.