RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award prize9 October 2014Rachel Dommett, Theresa Redaniel, Mike Stevens, Richard Martin and Willie Hamilton won a category prize in the 2013 RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award for their research paper entitled “Risk of childhood cancer with symptoms in primary care: a population-based case-control study,” published in the British Journal of General Practice. In their paper, 12 features of childhood cancers were identified, each of which increased the risk of cancer at least tenfold. These symptoms, particularly when combined with multiple consultations, warrant careful evaluation in general practice.
HIV survival boost for South African patients11 September 2014South Africans with HIV have chances of remaining alive after two years on antiretroviral therapy (ART) that are comparable to those of North American patients, provided that therapy is started promptly, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine.
New promotions/progressions in SSCM23 July 2014Richard Huxtable has been appointed Professor of Medical Ethics and Law. Sarah Purdy has been appointed as Professor of Primary Care. Congratulations to them for this well-deserved recognition of their outstanding achievements.
Congratulations are also due to Pete Blair and Nicky Welton on their promotion to Reader, and to Laura Howe on her promotion to Senior Research Fellow.
Approval of prison modelling study17 July 2014Gilead Sciences has approved a research proposal at the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The investigator-sponsored research proposal is entitled "The impact and cost-effectiveness of HCV treatment in prison in the DAA era: modelling analyses in England and Scotland".