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Relieving symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections with herbal alternative

Relieving symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections with herbal alternative

Research Publication

Andrographis Paniculata (A. Paniculata, Chuān Xīn Lián) appears beneficial and safe for relieving acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) symptoms and shortening time to symptom resolution, according to a systematic review led by University of Southampton.

The 'One in a million' archive supports a range of  health-related communications research

The 'One in a million' archive supports a range of health-related communications research

Publication Research

Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) have created a unique archive of 300 video-taped GP-patient consultations that are now available for research and education purposes.

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.

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.

Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship awarded for significant contribution to general practice

Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship awarded for significant contribution to general practice

Publication Research Trainees

Dr Toby Helliwell, recipient of a two year SPCR GP Career Progression Award in 2013, has been awarded a Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship.

Better Beginnings: Improving health for pregnancy

Better Beginnings: Improving health for pregnancy

Publication Research

The NIHR Dissemination Centre published a new themed review in February which focusses on women's health before, during and after pregnancy.

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.

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.

Heart failure survival rates have not improved over time according to a new study

Heart failure survival rates have not improved over time according to a new study

Publication Research

New research, funded by the SPCR and conducted at the University of Oxford, has shown survival rates for patients with heart failure have not improved since 1998.

New Junior Doctors' Contract makes hospital work less attractive

New Junior Doctors' Contract makes hospital work less attractive

Publication Research

Funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, the study concluded that fewer doctors are training in acute hospital specialty areas since hearing of the decision to implement the Junior Doctors' Contract

National programme to prevent Type 2 Diabetes unlikely to have a major impact

National programme to prevent Type 2 Diabetes unlikely to have a major impact

Engagement Publication Research

Research recently published in the BMJ suggests that the 'screen and treat' method to treat diabetes is ineffective.

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.

Are long-term opioids linked to reproductive dysfunction in women?

Are long-term opioids linked to reproductive dysfunction in women?

Publication Trainees

A systematic review published in Pain has found mixed evidence in the 12 papers reviewed of the link between long-term opioids in women with chronic non-cancer pain and reproductive dysfunction in women.

Reducing burnout in doctors through improved working environments and organisational culture

Reducing burnout in doctors through improved working environments and organisational culture

Publication Research

Current approaches to dealing with burnouts in doctors on an individual case-by-case basis are not effective. According to recent research at the Universities of Manchester and Southampton, the issue should instead be tackled with organisation-wide initiatives.

Equipping GPs to tackle cancers effectively

Equipping GPs to tackle cancers effectively

Publication Research

UK incidence of the serious skin cancer melanoma is rising rapidly and action in primary care settings has potential to substantially improve early diagnosis and drive better outcomes for patients. Research from the Primary Care Unit in Cambridge is shaping diagnosis procedures in primary care which could deliver measurable reductions in mortality and morbidity amongst patients with melanoma.

NAPCRG welcomes delegates from around the world

NAPCRG welcomes delegates from around the world

Publication Research Event

There are high expectations for the 44th North American Primary Care Research Group conference next week where topical primary care research, including the results of School funded studies, will be presented. With plenary, distinguished paper, oral and poster presentations, workshops and many social activities on offer, this year promises to be a great event.

School members win RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award

School members win RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award

Publication Research Impact

A publication by School members at the University of Manchester was awarded the prestigious Research Paper of the Year Award (2015) by the RCGP in London on 28 September 2016.

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit

Publication Trainees

Jamie Hartmann-Boyce was lead author on a recently published updated NIHR Cochrane Review that provides an independent assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking.

Making better use of blood pressure self-monitoring

Making better use of blood pressure self-monitoring

Publication Research

Doctoral researcher Benjamin Fletcher and researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have had their publication 'Self-monitoring blood pressure in patients with hypertension: an internet-based survey of UK GPs' featured in the August edition of BJGP. The research presents the findings of a survey (with 300 GPs) to assess current practice of using self-monitoring of blood pressure (SMBP) for the control of hypertension.

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

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

Publication Research

Case management that is initiated in hospital and led by specialist nurses may reduce unplanned hospital re-admissions and length of hospital stay for adults with heart failure, say research findings from School funded research recently selected as a NIHR Signal.

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