Antibiotic resistance in children’s E. coli is high when commonly prescribed antibiotics are used 2 February 2018 Bacterial resistance may persist for up to three months after treatment in children
- Antibiotic resistance in children’s E. coli is high when commonly prescribed antibiotics are used 2 February 2018 Bacterial resistance may persist for up to three months after treatment in children
- Applications invited for NIHR School for Primary Care Research Launching Fellowships in Primary Health Care 2018 1 February 2018 Applications are invited for two-year launching fellowships from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. The goal of these fellowships is for the fellow to publish papers from their PhD and write grant applications to secure future funding, for example for a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellowship.
- Excess winter deaths: routine data won’t help GPs identify patients who are most at risk 30 January 2018 Expecting GPs to use medical records to identify individual patients who are most vulnerable to cold weather is unrealistic, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol, UCL and University of Birmingham.
- Alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations unlikely to deliver hoped-for benefits in practice 30 January 2018 The realities of implementing alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations, such as telephone, email, online and video consultations, mean that hoped-for reductions in GP workload and increases in available appointments for patients might not be realised. This is the finding of a study by led by researchers at the University of Bristol, published in the British Journal of General Practice today.
- Relationships in trial oversight and their impact: research summary published 17 January 2018 Researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care have been involved in a study examining how the oversight of clinical trials is implemented to inform future guidelines for those planning and conducting trials.
- Supporting children exposed to domestic violence: summary of evidence synthesis published 20 December 2017 Services for children who are exposed to domestic violence and abuse are vital, but NIHR-funded researchers have found that there is little evidence for what support works best. A new summary of a recent report on the current evidence base and what's needed has been published jointly by the NIHR's Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research (CLAHRC) West and CLAHRC East of England.
- Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen 15 December 2017 Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research involving researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and local hospitals, and led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
- IRISi wins Health Foundation award to develop social franchising model 5 December 2017 IRISi has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of an innovative programme to improve health care using novel scaling approaches to widen use of successful health and social care interventions.
- New eczema ‘written action plan’ developed to help parents manage their child’s eczema 5 December 2017 Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care have developed an eczema written action plan (the eWAP) to help parents manage their child’s eczema at home. The plan, completed by parents with their GP, will help parents decide what treatments to use or when to contact their family doctor, depending on the severity of their child’s symptoms.
- IRISi team wins Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award 2017 28 November 2017 Professor Gene Feder, Medina Johnson and colleagues in the IRISi team – (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) were the ‘Policy and Practice’ category winners in this year’s University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards, for work to improve the primary healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse.