Increased risk of domestic violence over Christmas10 December 2020Domestic violence and health experts from the University of Bristol are urging men in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gwent (South Wales) to get in touch if they are worried about being abusive or controlling in their relationships with women.
60 events from Good Grief Festival now available to watch on demand10 December 2020In a year that has seen a national outpouring of grief, Good Grief Festival took place online in October, with 12,000 people tuning in to 60 events over three days. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, and supported by the University of Bristol and Cruse Bereavement Care, the festival’s aim was to help people to better understand grief and loss, and engage with research and scholarship in this area, through a diverse programme of talks, webinars and workshops.
Opportunity for young men to share their experiences of domestic violence3 December 2020Young men’s voices in research about domestic violence are not often heard. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Lancaster would like to speak to young men aged between 18 and 25, in confidence, about their experiences of domestic violence when growing up and/or about violence they may have experienced or instigated in their own intimate partner relationships.
Spread Germ Defence, not the virus!25 November 2020With Covid-19 infections still high and people preparing for Christmas gatherings, it is vitally important to try to reduce the spread of infection in people’s homes as this is where infections are now most likely to be transmitted. Research suggests people who follow the advice from Germ Defence are less likely to catch flu or other viruses and less likely to pass it on to members of their household.
Rapid point-of-care testing during and after COVID-19 – how widely should it be used?17 November 2020Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the point-of-care testing industry was investing millions of pounds to develop rapid tests to tell us the cause of respiratory infections. The pandemic has accelerated this process. In an editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice today [17 November], researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care ask if we know enough about these tests to merit their widespread use in primary care.
Combined intimate partner violence that includes sexual violence is common and more damaging12 November 2020Women who experience sexual violence combined with other forms of intimate partner violence suffer greater damage to their health and are much more likely to attempt suicide, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care published in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [12 November 2020].
New emergency care research hub for Bristol launched9 October 2020The University of Bristol and UWE Bristol have joined forces with health care partners in the city to set up a collaborative research hub to improve the delivery of emergency care in Bristol and the surrounding area. The new hub, Research in Emergency Care, Avon Collaborative Hub (REACH), was launched on Friday, 9 October.
RAPCI study final report reveals how general practice has coped with COVID-199 October 2020The final report from a study that monitored changes in general practice during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic reveals how staff have coped and how consultations with patients have changed. The report, by researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol and NIHR ARC West, analysed data gathered between April and July 2020.
Applications for 2021 GP Academic Clinical Fellow posts now open7 October 2020The Centre for Academic Primary Care has a successful GP Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) training programme. Two or three posts are funded by both National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Severn Postgraduate Medical Education (Severn PGME) each year. Applications are now open for ACF posts commencing in August 2021.
Good Grief Festival - Over 100 speakers and 70 events announced1 October 2020A free online festival exploring the many faces of grief will take place for the first time this October (30th to November 1st), reaching thousands of people all over the UK. Broadcast
from a studio in Bristol, Good Grief will include 70 events exploring the universal human experience of grief through panel discussions, conversations, interactive workshops and webinars.
Good Grief - A virtual festival of love and loss 3 September 2020A new free online festival exploring the many faces of grief will launch in Bristol from 30 October to 1 November, reaching thousands of people all over the UK. Broadcast from a studio in Bristol, Good Grief, founded by the Centre for Academic Primary Care's Dr Lucy Selman, will bring over 100 speakers together to help people to better understand and process grief and loss at this time of global crisis.
What patients want most from their GP is trust and respect, finds study11 August 2020Relationships between GPs and patients are changing. It is becoming more difficult for patients to see their preferred GP. In a study by researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, patients reported that, regardless of whether they were able to see the same GP or not, what they most wanted is to be trusted and respected by their GP.
Sharing learning from the HepCATT trial15 July 2020The Hepatitis C Assessment Through to Treatment Trial (HepCATT) investigated a multi-part intervention to increase the identification and treatment of patients with hepatitis C in primary care. We are sharing the learning from this trial to support the implementation of the NHS England Hepatitis C Virus Elimination Initiative in Primary Care.
Top 10 priorities for advanced heart failure research published30 June 2020Patients with advanced heart failure and their carers have collaborated with clinicians and researchers to identify a top 10 list of questions for advanced heart failure research. The project was led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care. Details of the project and the priority questions have been published in the journal Open Heart today [30 June].
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.