Investigating GP practices' response to the COVID-19 pandemic5 May 2020A new project led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care will collect intelligence about the demands on GP practices, the challenges, and the creative solutions practices have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will be used to support GP practices more effectively.
New Better Care South West Partnership will join up data to improve and integrate care29 April 2020A new partnership led by the University of Bristol that will join up data and improve patient care in the South West has been announced by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) today [29 April]. The HDR UK Better Care South West Partnership is being awarded £1.2 million over three years to drive forward data-led research projects and join up the region’s considerable health data expertise.
Rapid research in the time of COVID-1924 April 2020Researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care are supporting the local applied research community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is being co-ordinated by NIHR ARC West.
COVID-19 - Impact and response at CAPC23 March 2020A statement from Professor John Macleod and Dr Katrina Turner, Joint Heads of the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol.
Bristol conference showcases the best of primary health care research in the South West5 March 2020The University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care is hosting the 2020 South West Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) conference in Bristol today and tomorrow (5-6 March). The conference is being held in The Bristol Hotel on Bristol's harbourside. It is the annual gathering of primary health care researchers from across the South West region and Wales.
Intervention to help GPs identify, assess and treat patients with hepatitis C found to be effective27 February 2020The first UK clinical trial to increase the identification and treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) patients in primary care has been found to be effective, acceptable to staff and highly cost-effective for the NHS. The University of Bristol-led Hepatitis C Assessment to Treatment Trial (HepCATT), published in the British Medical Journal today [27 February], provides robust evidence of effective action GPs should take to increase HCV testing and treatment.
Patients needed for irritable bowel syndrome trial16 January 2020Patients 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.