£9 million boost for health research in the west country11 July 2019Health researchers in the west country have been given a £9 million award from the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to enable them to tackle the area’s most pressing health problems. The funding will enable new research projects including forecasting demand in hospitals, increasing people’s physical activity levels, supporting people who self-harm and improving outcomes for children in care.
New study aims to improve acne in women5 July 2019Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton have started a new clinical trial that will investigate whether a drug called spironolactone can help improve acne in women. They are looking for women with acne aged 18 and over in Bristol to take part.
GPs should not use inflammatory marker tests to rule out serious conditions, finds study18 June 2019Blood tests that detect inflammation, known as inflammatory marker tests, are not sensitive enough to rule out serious underlying conditions and GPs should not use them for this purpose, according to researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Exeter and the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West).
NHS Health Checks telephone outreach to more deprived and minority ethnic communities13 June 2019A telephone outreach programme to encourage people from more deprived and minority ethnic communities to attend an NHS Health Check was well received by patients researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and NIHR CLAHRC West research has shown. The research also showed GP practice staff valued outreach workers’ specialised communication skills and highlighted how changes to the programme could make it more successful.
Encouraging people to be braver about discussing death13 June 2019Local doctors and academics from the University of Bristol will be joined by one of the country's bestselling authors to encourage people in Bristol to be braver when it comes to discussing death, at an event today [13 June] at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol.
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help12 June 2019Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today.
More support needed to increase HIV testing in GP practices7 June 2019One-off training sessions for GPs are not enough to increase rates of HIV testing in general practice and greater support is needed, according to researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions published in BMC Family Practice.
NIHR Senior Investigator award for Professor Alastair Hay21 March 2019Professor Alastair Hay from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care is one of 46 academics in the UK to be awarded Senior Investigator status by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2019.
Domestic violence against women: giving friends and relatives the keys to help8 March 2019Today [Friday 8 March] International Women’s Day [IWD 2019] is celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but worldwide, domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is still experienced by almost one in three women. It has become a major public health issue, with profound physical and mental health impact. A research project by the University of Bristol, funded by AXA Research Fund, aims to develop resources that will help informal groups, such as friends and family, support women who experience domestic violence.
More older people with depression could benefit from non-drug treatments18 February 2019Depression is common in older age and with an ageing population how late-life depression is managed will become increasingly important. Researchers from the University of Bristol and University College London (UCL) suggest mental health in later life should be given greater priority by healthcare professionals.
Children’s respiratory infections can last up to three weeks23 January 2019Children’s respiratory infection symptoms, including runny nose, dry cough and sore throat, can seem never-ending. Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care have found that it can take up to three weeks for 90 per cent of children’s respiratory infection symptoms to resolve, with one in 12 parents seeking help from their GP.
NIHR School for Primary Care Research Medical Student Internships 2019: Bristol17 January 2019These research internships will be based in the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at Bristol Medical School. The successful applicants will join established research teams and gain skills in primary care focused research which may include research methods training, attendance at workshops and seminars, secondary data analysis and literature reviewing.