Considerable gap in evidence around whether portable air filters reduce the incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections 29 April 2021 There is an important absence of evidence regarding the effectiveness of a potentially cost-efficient intervention to prevent indoor transmission of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, warns a study by researchers at the University of Bristol.
- Considerable gap in evidence around whether portable air filters reduce the incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections 29 April 2021 There is an important absence of evidence regarding the effectiveness of a potentially cost-efficient intervention to prevent indoor transmission of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, warns a study by researchers at the University of Bristol.
- New antimicrobial stewardship out of hours e-learning programme 29 March 2021 Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol, University of Southampton, University of Oxford, and University College London are delighted to launch a new antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) out of hours e-learning programme.
- Refreshed NIHR School for Primary Care Research to strengthen whole primary care research sector 24 March 2021 The NIHR has announced the fourth phase of the School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), with a refreshed membership and a new focus on supporting the full spectrum of primary care research and building research capacity. The Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol has been confirmed as one of the nine member institutions.
- Domestic abuse increased globally during pandemic, say researchers 18 March 2021 Incidence of domestic abuse may have doubled in some countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests a British Medical Journal (BMJ) editorial by Prof Gene Feder from the University of Bristol, colleagues in Brazil and Nepal, and the CEO of IRISi, a social enterprise in the UK domestic violence sector. The editorial highlights the need for improved access to support services and ‘safe spaces’ due to the global rise in calls to domestic abuse hotlines and in police incident reports.
- Germ Defence rolled out through GP practices across England to help reduce household COVID-19 infections 17 March 2021 Even though COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, it is still important to try to reduce the spread of infection in the home. During restrictions, infections are most likely to be transmitted in households. Research has shown people who follow the advice from the Germ Defence website are less likely to catch flu or other viruses and less likely to pass it on to members of their household.
- Rap artist, comedians and children’s author announced to take part in Good Grief Festival 11 March 2021 Children's author Michael Rosen, rap artist Guvna B, and comedians James Acaster, Seann Walsh and Ed Gamble are just some of the speakers and artists who will take part in this month's Good Grief Festival [Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March].
- Rapid point-of-care test for respiratory infections liked by GPs and may reduce antibiotic prescribing 4 March 2021 A rapid microbiological point-of-care test to diagnose respiratory infections has proved popular with GPs and could reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care, according to a National Institute for Health Research funded study by researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation, University of Bristol.
- Professor John Macleod awarded NIHR Senior Investigator status 3 March 2021 Professor John Macleod, joint Head of the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol and Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West, is one of 31 academics in the UK to be awarded Senior Investigator status by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2021.
- PACT research collaborative announces winning grassroots project idea in RCGP Dragons’ Den 3 March 2021 Marta Lewandowska, a deputy practice manager from Leicester delivered the winning pitch in the Primary Care Academic Collaborative (PACT) Dragons’ Den at the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) ‘Fresh Approach to General Practice’ conference in February.
- Embed Germ Defence behaviours at home to reduce virus spread now and in the future 26 February 2021 As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out, and a roadmap for unlocking Britain is announced, new research which looked at data from over 28,000 users of the website 'Germ Defence' since May 2020 highlights the continued, critical importance of breaking chains of virus transmission within our homes.