CAPC's Professor Sarah Purdy is appointed Associate Dean25 March 2015Professor Sarah Purdy, from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, has been appointed Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine, a new role that has been created as part of the University’s restructuring of its medical faculties.
New website aims to improve understanding of chronic kidney disease12 March 2015A new website has been launched today that will help bridge the communication gap between healthcare professionals and patients diagnosed with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) after research revealed a disparity between what GP’s explain and what patients understand about the condition.
Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer2 March 2015The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now, it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist. Researchers at the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and College London studied the preferences and choice of more than 500 men who were presented with a realistic hypothetical prostate cancer investigation scenario while attending general practices in Bristol.
TOAST study reaches recruitment target26 February 2015The Treatment Options without Antibiotics for Sore Throat (TOAST) project, a collaborative study organised through the University of Oxford, the University of Southampton and the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol, has reached its initial recruitment target of 566 randomized patients across 40 practices on time.
Professor Richard Morris joins CAPC15 January 2015Professor Richard Morris has joined the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) to engage his statistical expertise in a wide range of CAPC research projects.