Region’s top football clubs back new #ChangeChampions domestic abuse campaign 15 October 2021 Bristol Rovers, Bath City FC and Newport’s County In The Community, three of the region’s leading football clubs and charitable organisations, are teaming up with University of Bristol researchers to back #ChangeChampions — a new domestic abuse campaign aimed at supporting men who want to change their behaviour in relationships with women.
- Call for abstracts: Sexual Violence and Health Research Day 18 October 2021 The research day will be held on 29 November 2021, 9.30-4.30, in person at Engineer's House, Bristol BS8 3NB.
- Region’s top football clubs back new #ChangeChampions domestic abuse campaign 15 October 2021 Bristol Rovers, Bath City FC and Newport’s County In The Community, three of the region’s leading football clubs and charitable organisations, are teaming up with University of Bristol researchers to back #ChangeChampions — a new domestic abuse campaign aimed at supporting men who want to change their behaviour in relationships with women.
- Study that demonstrated the effectiveness of the IRIS domestic violence and abuse programme wins RCGP Research Paper of the Year award 14 October 2021 A study that demonstrated the ‘real world’ effectiveness (outside a clinical trial) of IRIS, a specialist domestic violence and abuse training, support and referral programme for general practice teams, has won the 2020 Royal College of General Practitioners’ Research Paper of the Year award.
- CAPC co-authored paper wins RCGP Paper of the Year award in the Medical Education category 14 October 2021 Professor Trevor Thompson, Head of Primary Care Teaching at the Centre for Academic Primary (CAPC) Care, Bristol Medical School, is co-author of the winning paper in the Royal College of General Practitioners’ 2020 Paper of the Year Medical Education category.
- Staying on long-term antidepressants reduces risk of relapse 4 October 2021 When people stop taking antidepressants after a long period of use, just over half (56 per cent) experience a relapse within a year, compared to 39 per cent of those who stay on medication, finds a new study led by UCL and involving researchers from the universities of Bristol, Southampton, York and McMaster University in Canada.
- Largest trial of antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children finds little effect 28 September 2021 The largest randomised placebo-controlled trial of the antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children, one of the most common acute illnesses treated in primary care in developed countries, has found it is little more effective at relieving symptoms than the use of no medication. The study, published in The Lancet, was led by researchers from the University of Southampton and supported by centres at the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Cardiff.
- Dr Natalia Lewis awarded research fellowship by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research 27 September 2021 Dr Natalia Lewis has been awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) post-doctoral fellowship of £145K. Natalia is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and part of the influential Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse and Health group led by Professor Gene Feder.
- Ruby Wax to headline Good Grief Festival 23 September 2021 Good Grief Festival returns this October 30th and 31st with a packed programme of 30 free events. The ‘virtual festival of love and loss’ explores the universal human experience of grief through panel discussions, conversations and workshops. The festival that started just one year ago has already attracted over 20,000 people to its events.
- Invitation to join the Research in Emergency Care Avon Collaborative Hub (REACH) first anniversary showcase and future focus event 22 September 2021 The event is online on Monday 18 October 2021, from 1-4pm. It's open to anyone interested in hearing about REACH or contributing to the future of urgent and emergency care research.
- New research shows impact of grief during the pandemic as two thirds of bereaved people report experiencing social isolation and loneliness 14 September 2021 New research has highlighted the experiences of those who were bereaved during the pandemic and found that two thirds (67%) experienced social isolation and loneliness, with bereaved partners and people bereaved due to Covid-19 at particular risk of social isolation and loneliness. Those bereaved due to Covid-19 were also less likely to be involved in care decisions and be well supported by healthcare professionals after the death of their loved one.