Supporting children exposed to domestic violence: summary of evidence synthesis published20 December 2017Services 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. A new summary of a recent report on the current evidence base and what's needed has been published jointly by the NIHR's Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research (CLAHRC) West and CLAHRC East of England.
Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen15 December 2017Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research involving researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and local hospitals, and led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
New eczema ‘written action plan’ developed to help parents manage their child’s eczema5 December 2017Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care have developed an eczema written action plan (the eWAP) to help parents manage their child’s eczema at home. The plan, completed by parents with their GP, will help parents decide what treatments to use or when to contact their family doctor, depending on the severity of their child’s symptoms.
IRISi team wins Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award 201728 November 2017Professor Gene Feder, Medina Johnson and colleagues in the IRISi team – (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) were the ‘Policy and Practice’ category winners in this year’s University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards, for work to improve the primary healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse.
GP online consultations: not the panacea policy makers are hoping for23 November 2017Online GP consultation systems may not be the silver bullet for reducing GP workload and patient waiting times that government policymakers are hoping for, NIHR-funded research from the University of Bristol has found. These systems offer the potential to revolutionise use of primary care, but only with careful implementation and effective marketing, the researchers concluded.
Primary care is key to optimising value in healthcare14 November 2017Balancing improvements in health against the cost of such improvements in primary care is vital to achieve a cost-effective and efficient healthcare system, finds a new report led by University of Bristol researchers and published in the BMJ.
PhD Studentship in Primary Health Care 201813 November 2017We are inviting applications for a PhD studentship in primary healthcare funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR).The award is for three years of study and includes fees and an annual tax-free stipend, normally of £16,000.
Electronic GP consultations: not quite there yet7 November 2017Online GP consultation systems as they currently stand are unlikely to take the pressure off GPs and practices, despite NHS England’s drive to promote them through a £45 million fund.
Success for CAPC at RCGP Annual Conference 201730 October 2017There were multiple awards for Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) and University of Bristol Medical School staff and students at this year’s Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) conference in Liverpool this month.
CAPC recognises outstanding GP teachers5 September 2017Each year, students on the University of Bristol’s undergraduate medical degree programme are asked to nominate teachers whom they feel have gone above and beyond in their teaching over the course of the academic year.
Edinburgh show highlights stress among GPs15 August 2017PreScribed (a life written for me) opens in Edinburgh this week and explores the alarming statistic that one in five practising GPs suffer from chronic stress and anxiety.
Sexual health professionals should be supported to ask about domestic abuse7 August 2017Sexual health professionals feel that it is appropriate and valuable to ask their patients about domestic violence and abuse, NIHR-funded research at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London has found. But time, workload and finding the right moment during consultations can be barriers to doing so.
Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse20 July 2017Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.
Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study25 May 2017Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour.
Dr Trevor Thompson wins Kieran Sweeney Prize31 March 2017Dr Trevor Thompson, GP and Head of Teaching at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol, has won the Royal College of General Practitioners' 2016 Kieran Sweeney Prize, a UK prize for medical writing by GPs.
Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children14 March 2017Estimates suggest that 40 percent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics but findings from a study involving academics from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care suggest there is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children.