Patients needed for irritable bowel syndrome trial 16 January 2020 Patients in GP surgeries in Bristol are being invited to take part in a large trial of low-dose amitriptyline for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) led by researchers from the universities of Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.
- Patients needed for irritable bowel syndrome trial 16 January 2020 Patients in GP surgeries in Bristol are being invited to take part in a large trial of low-dose amitriptyline for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) led by researchers from the universities of Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.
- NIHR Launching Fellowships in Primary Health Care 2020 10 January 2020 Applications are invited for a 12-month launching fellowship from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research.
- Good Grief, Bristol - A new festival exploring grief launches in 2020 6 December 2019 Local organisations invited to take part
- Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid dependent patients due to increased risk of overdose death 26 November 2019 Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid dependent patients who are being treated with methadone or buprenorphine, also known as opioid agonist treatment (OAT), due to a three-fold increase in risk of overdose death, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol.
- Dr Rupert Payne awarded a Fellowship from the British Pharmacological Society 22 November 2019 Dr Rupert Payne, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, has been awarded a Fellowship from the British Pharmacological Society. Fellows are members who have “demonstrated distinction and peer recognition in pharmacology.”
- Women who spend their childhoods in deprived neighbourhoods face an increased risk of intimate partner violence 21 November 2019 Women who spend longer periods of their early lives in less affluent neighbourhoods are at greater risk of experiencing violence during their early adulthoods at the hands of their intimate partners, finds a new study published in Epidemiology.
- Using safety netting advice to avoid missed diagnoses in general practice 19 November 2019 Safety netting advice is used in almost two-thirds of consultations but GPs vary in how they use it and documentation rates are poor, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care.
- New study to evaluate patients’ electronic access to medical test results 8 November 2019 A new study by researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions at the University of Bristol will review and evaluate the electronic test results services currently offered to patients in general practice across England, in order to understand what works well, for whom, in what circumstances and why.
- National GP Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) and Early Career Researchers Conference 6 November 2019 This two-day annual conference will be held in Bristol on 4-5 March 2020.
- Improving patient care through a UK-wide network of primary care health professionals 1 November 2019 PACT stands for the Primary Care Academic CollaboraTive – a UK-wide network of enthusiastic primary care health professionals that collectively design and take part in well thought out research that seeks to improve patient care. Researchers at the University of Bristol are in the early stages of setting up PACT and hope to launch the first project in January 2020.