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Children’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse revealed in VOICES study 8 August 2019 Children and young people’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse are diverse and complex and need a tailored response from professionals, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care.
  • Children’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse revealed in VOICES study 8 August 2019 Children and young people’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse are diverse and complex and need a tailored response from professionals, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care.
  • £9 million boost for health research in the west country 11 July 2019 Health researchers in the west country have been given a £9 million award from the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to enable them to tackle the area’s most pressing health problems. The funding will enable new research projects including forecasting demand in hospitals, increasing people’s physical activity levels, supporting people who self-harm and improving outcomes for children in care.
  • New study aims to improve acne in women 5 July 2019 Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton have started a new clinical trial that will investigate whether a drug called spironolactone can help improve acne in women. They are looking for women with acne aged 18 and over in Bristol to take part.
  • Conversation Analysis & Clinical Encounters Meeting (#CACE2019) - Programme now available 21 June 2019 The programme for the 7th International Meeting on Conversation Analysis & Clinical Encounters (#CACE2019) is available now. This three-day international meeting will be held at Engineers’ House in Bristol on 8-10 July.
  • GPs should not use inflammatory marker tests to rule out serious conditions, finds study 18 June 2019 Blood tests that detect inflammation, known as inflammatory marker tests, are not sensitive enough to rule out serious underlying conditions and GPs should not use them for this purpose, according to researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Exeter and the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West).
  • NHS Health Checks telephone outreach to more deprived and minority ethnic communities 13 June 2019 A telephone outreach programme to encourage people from more deprived and minority ethnic communities to attend an NHS Health Check was well received by patients researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and NIHR CLAHRC West research has shown. The research also showed GP practice staff valued outreach workers’ specialised communication skills and highlighted how changes to the programme could make it more successful.
  • Lack of evidence underpinning guidelines for monitoring chronic diseases in primary care could lead to unnecessary testing 13 June 2019 Guidelines used by GPs to monitor chronic diseases are based on expert opinion rather than evidence, according to a review of the guidelines by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) researchers at the University of Bristol. The review, published today [13 June 2019] in the British Medical Journal, looked at guidelines for chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, which are monitored through a range of tests in GP surgeries.
  • Encouraging people to be braver about discussing death 13 June 2019 Local doctors and academics from the University of Bristol will be joined by one of the country's bestselling authors to encourage people in Bristol to be braver when it comes to discussing death, at an event today [13 June] at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol.
  • Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help 12 June 2019 Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today.
  • New dermatology toolkit to help GPs support patients with skin conditions 10 June 2019 A new Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) dermatology toolkit has been launched to help primary care teams, including GPs and nurses, care for patients suffering from a range of skin problems.
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