9 August 2017
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.
13 June 2017
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.
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.
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.
Royal College of General Practitioners fellowship awarded for significant contribution to general practice
9 March 2017
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.
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.
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.
30 January 2017
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.
27 January 2017
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
18 January 2017
Research recently published in the BMJ suggests that the 'screen and treat' method to treat diabetes is ineffective.
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.
3 January 2017
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.
9 December 2016
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.
28 November 2016
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.
9 November 2016
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.
6 October 2016
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.
8 September 2016
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.
31 August 2016
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.