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New study will help GPs recognise the early stages of psychosis 10 October 2018 GPs need to be able to recognise the early stages of a psychotic illness and quickly refer to specialist mental health services for treatment.
  • New study will help GPs recognise the early stages of psychosis 10 October 2018 GPs need to be able to recognise the early stages of a psychotic illness and quickly refer to specialist mental health services for treatment.
  • Risks of using algorithms to predict child abuse 20 September 2018 In a letter published in The Guardian today, Professor Gene Feder, a GP and domestic violence and abuse research lead at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, has highlighted the risks of local authorities using algorithms to predict child abuse risk in social care.
  • Multimorbidity Conference: the challenge for primary care – 25 October 2018 14 September 2018 The Centre for Academic Primary Care has joined with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to deliver a conference on the challenges GPs face in providing care to patients with multiple long-term conditions.
  • Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough in general practice does not reduce the risk of hospitalisation 11 September 2018 Doctors and nurses often prescribe antibiotics for children with cough and respiratory infection to avoid return visits, symptoms getting worse or hospitalisation. In a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 11 September], researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, Oxford and Kings College London found little evidence that antibiotics reduce the risk of children with cough ending up in hospital, suggesting that this is an area in which unnecessary antibiotic prescribing could be reduced.
  • New study on the impact of digital health tools in primary care 5 September 2018 A new study exploring the unexpected consequences of the use of digital health tools in primary care has been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research. The research team from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford, Manchester, Warwick, University College London and the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) will use a variety of approaches and methods to understand the impact of these tools, which include online patient portals and health monitoring apps.
  • GP Journal Club re-launches on Twitter 5 September 2018 GP Journal Club (#gpjc) is a popular monthly discussion group on Twitter for academics, students and professionals with an interest in primary care. The club is re-launching on Sunday 9 September at 19:30 (BST), with the first tweet chat on the topic of resilience in primary care.
  • New study will review support offered to sex assault victims 9 August 2018 Researchers will speak to around 1,000 sexual assault victims to understand how the support they receive affects their long-term health and wellbeing.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome linked to autism 1 August 2018 Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by a team at Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre, although the risk remains very low. The research, co-authored by the Centre for Academic Primary Care's Dr Rupert Payne, is published today in the journal Translational Psychiatry.
  • Professor Gene Feder selected to co-lead vulnerable children and families theme in new NIHR Children and Family Policy Unit 18 July 2018 Unit part of £65 million new NIHR investment in research to inform government decision-making
  • Gosport may have a negative impact on end-of-life care in general practice 17 July 2018 Researchers from the University of Bristol have highlighted the potentially negative impact the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital may have on end-of-life care delivered at home.
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