Improving how professionals can identify and support children experiencing domestic violence 11 May 2018 New research has highlighted a lack of guidance for health and social care professionals who encounter children exposed to domestic violence.
- Improving how professionals can identify and support children experiencing domestic violence 11 May 2018 New research has highlighted a lack of guidance for health and social care professionals who encounter children exposed to domestic violence.
- MRC funding awarded for scoping study to assess innovative telecare service 10 May 2018 Dr Ben Davies from the Centre for Academic Primary Care and Population Health Sciences at the University of Bristol has secured 'Proximity to Discovery' funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to support a scoping exercise to assess the impact of the Social Careline service in elderly and vulnerable communities.
- New research shows that one of the most widely used treatments for childhood eczema is not helpful 3 May 2018 The BATHE trial has found that pouring emollient additives into the bath do not add any benefit over standard management. Standard management of childhood eczema includes soap avoidance, leave-on emollients and corticosteroid ointments.
- New study aims to better understand the role of food allergy testing in childhood eczema 25 April 2018 GPs and researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton and Nottingham have been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research to undertake a study to explore the role of food allergy testing in children with eczema.
- Professor John Macleod wins large MRC grant for groundbreaking mental health research project 20 April 2018 Professor John Macleod, Joint Head of the Centre for Academic Primary Care, has received £1.5 million as part of a large grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to develop a platform for conducting research into early years influences on mental health.
- Buprenorphine may be a safer opioid substitute than methadone but only if treatment duration is longer, study suggests 20 April 2018 The less commonly prescribed opioid substitute buprenorphine may be safer than methadone for problem opioid users, especially if used during the first month of treatment, according to a study by researchers from the University of Bristol, King’s College London, University of Manchester and Bristol Drugs Project, with implications for guidance on GP prescribing.
- New questionnaire will help researchers measure the ‘burden’ of treatment for patients with multiple health problems in primary care 18 April 2018 Patients with multiple health problems, known as multimorbidity, have many things to think about and do to take care of their health. Experts from the Centre of Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol have developed a questionnaire to help researchers measure this treatment ‘burden’, so that they can understand the impact that interventions to improve care might have on patients’ daily lives.
- NHS Health Checks: the importance of targeted approaches for male and BAME patients to improve equity in uptake 11 April 2018 Patients are more likely to attend an NHS Health Check if they’re already at lower risk of stroke or heart attack, a University of Bristol evaluation has found. The patient groups most likely to respond to the standard invitation to attend a check are female, ‘white British’, older or from more affluent areas.
- "Kidney age", not kidney disease 3 April 2018 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 Canadian Medical Association Journal.
- New Primary Care Outcomes Questionnaire shown to be valuable for primary care research 27 March 2018 The Primary Care Outcomes Questionnaire (PCOQ) developed by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care has been tested and found to be valid and responsive as an instrument for measuring patient-reported outcomes. The questionnaire has the potential to improve researchers’ ability to measure effectiveness of interventions and may also be useful to GPs for assessing the effectiveness of individual patient care.