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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.

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.

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.

£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.

We need your input!

We need your input!

Engagement Impact Research

For the INVOLVE standards consultation

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.

Lack of evidence for steroids in treating symptoms of sore throat in primary care

Lack of evidence for steroids in treating symptoms of sore throat in primary care

Publication Research Impact

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.

Let's get digital

Let's get digital

Research Trainees Engagement Impact

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.

Roads to Recovery

Roads to Recovery

Research Trainees Impact

The NIHR Dissemination Centre launched the 'Roads to Recovery: Organisation and Quality of Stroke Services' themed review in Manchester on 4 April.

GP Tutor's conference

GP Tutor's conference

Research Impact Engagement

Ruth Riley (Bristol) and Marta Buszewicz (UCL) presented the results of a School funded study at a workshop for GP tutors who teach UCL Medical School undergraduates on 17 March.

Chichester GP surgery contributing to cancer research

Chichester GP surgery contributing to cancer research

Research Engagement Impact

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.

New strategies needed to increase identification of gambling problems

New strategies needed to increase identification of gambling problems

Publication Research Impact

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.

Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health

Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health

Impact Research

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.

#BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day 2017

#BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day 2017

Research Impact Trainees

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.

Seven percent rise in prescriptions for antidepressants in England

Seven percent rise in prescriptions for antidepressants in England

Publication Engagement Impact Research

The University of Southampton's Professor Tony Kendrick spoke to BBC Five about his six year study on the long term use of antidepressants.

One million participants in primary care research

One million participants in primary care research

Engagement Impact

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.

SPCR doctoral student presents AMR outcomes to DH Chief Scientific Adviser

SPCR doctoral student presents AMR outcomes to DH Chief Scientific Adviser

Trainees Engagement Impact Publication Research

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.

Who cares for the clinicians?

Who cares for the clinicians?

Research Engagement Impact Publication

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.

Best Poster Prize winner for SPCR trainee at NIHR 'Research leaders of the future' event

Best Poster Prize winner for SPCR trainee at NIHR 'Research leaders of the future' event

Research Event Engagement Impact Trainees

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.

Ten years of primary care evidence

Ten years of primary care evidence

Research Event Impact

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.

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