Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences' primary research focus is on the prevention, early diagnosis and management of common illness in general practice - particularly childhood infection, cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Address
Radcliffe Primary Care, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter Woodstock Road, Oxford.
Website
https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/

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Health

A dose of empathy may support patients in pain

Research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that empathic, positive messages from doctors may be of small benefit to patients suffering from pain, and improve their satisfaction about the care ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Kidney age', not kidney disease

There should be a rethink in how doctors talk to some patients with reduced kidney health, replacing the term 'chronic kidney disease' (CKD) with different bands of kidney age, according to a group of experts writing in the ...

Addiction

Eight priorities identified for tobacco control research

A new set of research priorities to support tobacco control will help ensure future research provides the greatest benefit to public health and value for money, according to an international group led by Oxford University ...

Cardiology

Evidence stacks up for INR self-monitoring

Patients on long-term anticoagulation therapy who test their own blood-clotting time from home and continue to be managed by their GP are significantly less likely to experience a thromboembolic event, according to Oxford ...

Health

GPs deserve greater safety netting support

To support GPs to monitor patients with common, non-specific symptoms that could be cancer, a clearer understanding of which safety netting systems are most effective in practice is needed to enable active follow-up of low-risk-but-no-risk ...