CAPC researcher wins new media award2 December 2014Dr Sam Creavin, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol, has won Round 4 of the NIHR New Media Competition for his video about the TIMeLi study.
NIHR renews CAPC's membership of the School for Primary Care Research 20 November 2014Following an open competition in the summer of 2014, the membership of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020 will comprise nine members including the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol.
Adolescents with Type 2 diabetes would consider surgery4 November 2014Obesity is the main cause of Type 2 diabetes in adolescents and is usually treated with lifestyle changes, in combination with drugs such as insulin and metformin. But researchers have found that adolescents struggle to maintain lifestyle changes and have recommended that weight loss surgery and the drug liraglutide should be given greater consideration as a potential treatments for adolescent Type 2 diabetes.
Could technology transform GP consultations?20 October 2014The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
Primary care telephone triage does not save money or reduce practice workload4 August 2014Demand for general practice appointments is rising rapidly, and in an attempt to deal with this, many practices have introduced systems of telephone triage. Patients are phoned by a doctor or nurse who either manages the problem on the phone, or agrees with the patient whether and how urgently they need to be seen.
A new large study, published in The Lancet today and funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has investigated the potential value of telephone triage for patients and for the NHS.
New research to tackle treatment for lung disease29 July 2014A team of researchers, led by CAPC's Dr Sarah Purdy, have received new funding to examine how to improve hospital care and treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
CAPC researcher wins award for excellence in primary care research 9 July 2014Dr Sam Creavin from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol has been named Junior Champion in Research 2014 for excellence in the field of Primary Care Research by the Vasco De Gama Movement, which promotes junior GPs and family physicians who combine research skills with patient care.
Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research launched13 May 2014A new research centre to improve the lives of people with asthma is being launched today [13 May], bringing together experts from across the UK to find better treatments and make them available faster than ever before
The 3D study: Improving whole person care3 March 2014A nationwide £1.78 million study to improve the quality of life for patients suffering with multiple long-term health conditions begins today.
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Dundee are joining forces for the 3D Study – a project which will see a new management system trialled in selected GP practices. This three year study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme.
Coughs and antibiotics24 February 2014Prof. Alastair Hay talks to the BBC's Inside Health Radio 4 programme about coughs and the use of antibiotics in primary care.