Supporting children exposed to domestic violence: call for stronger evidence base12 December 2016Services for children who are exposed to domestic violence and abuse are vital, but NIHR-funded researchers have found that there is little evidence for what support works best. While there is much good quality evidence for the support offered to adult survivors of domestic abuse, there is very little evidence for what might help children from these families.
NIHR SPCR PhD Studentship in Primary Health Care 20171 November 2016Applications are invited from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research based in the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol, one of the largest and most productive centres for primary care research in the UK.
Dr Matthew Ridd wins 2017 John Fry Award22 July 2016Dr Matthew Ridd, a practising GP and Consultant Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded the 2017 John Fry Award by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC). His work explores continuity of care and person-centred care, with a foundation in dermatological issues in general practice and wider primary care.
Research will help GPs diagnose urinary tract infections in children and improve antibiotic use11 July 2016Urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children can lead to kidney damage, but are notoriously difficult to diagnose in primary care because symptoms can often be vague and unclear. A definitive diagnosis can only be achieved by a urine test, but collecting urine samples from babies and children under five is a challenge. After a three-year study involving more than 7,000 children, researchers have developed a technique to help GPs and nurses to decide from which children a urine sample should be collected.
Hospital-at-home is a safe alternative to hospital admission for elderly patients24 June 2016When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E are a viable option say NIHR-funded researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of England (UWE).
Prof Debbie Sharp awarded OBE11 June 2016Professor Debbie Sharp, who founded the Centre for Academic Primary Care in the 1990s, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Telehealth interventions provide limited health benefits concludes study2 June 2016There is considerable optimism amongst policy-makers that greater use of digital health technologies (‘telehealth’) in combination with new ways of working could transform health care delivery, helping the NHS to be sustainable in the face of rising demand. But in a study published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers conclude that, while telehealth could provide some benefit to some patients, it is not a simple answer to a complex problem.
New research could help would-be A&E attendees9 May 2016New research funded by the British Red Cross and carried out by researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care together with colleagues from the University of the West of England aims to discover what information will help people know what to do and where to go when a person is unwell.
Medical records: We haven't fully considered the dangers of online access warns Prof Gene Feder29 April 2016While online access to medical records is seen as a good thing by many, Prof Gene Feder, a GP and an expert in domestic violence research, is worried about coercion. Patients may be forced to unwillingly give others access to their online record or GPs, worried about coercion or information leakage within households, may not record anything deemed to be sensitive, including early concerns about abuse or maltreatment.
IRIS Programme is shortlisted for BMJ Awards13 April 2016A domestic violence training and support programme developed by Professor Gene Feder and his colleagues has been shortlisted for the BMJ Awards in the category Innovation into Practice.
Families needed for study into children's common illnesses29 February 2016CAPC researchers, led by Prof Alastair Hay, are asking families in the city to take part in a new study to find out how children’s common illnesses such as coughs, colds, chest and ear infections develop out in the community.