Rapid blood test by GPs can rule out serious infections in children

Rapid blood test by GPs can rule out serious infections in children

Research

Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners could substantially reduce the number of ill children being referred to hospital, if the test is used on children identified as ‘at-risk’ of a serious infection.

General Practice of the Future: New primary care/general practice-centred Innovate UK SBRI call

General Practice of the Future: New primary care/general practice-centred Innovate UK SBRI call

NIHR DEC Oxford Research General

The latest call from Innovate SBRI has three main focus areas: 1. General practice workload and demand management 2, General practice - diagnostics and earlier triage 3. General practice - self-care Please contact Philip Turner at DEC Oxford if you are developing technology which might address any of these areas and would like to discuss a colllaborative application.

Rapid bacterial infection test reduces antibiotic use

Rapid bacterial infection test reduces antibiotic use

General Research

Researchers from the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam have shown that using a rapid (5-minute) test can reduce antibiotic misuse for respiratory infections. Cutting the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions is a key way to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections.

DEC Oxford researchers contribute to Lord Jim O'Neill's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

DEC Oxford researchers contribute to Lord Jim O'Neill's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Research NIHR DEC Oxford

Antimicrobial resistance and the threat of 'superbugs' recently hit the headlines. Researchers from DEC Oxford contributed to the paper which you can read in full below.

New Diagnostic Tools Emerge in War Against Superbugs

New Diagnostic Tools Emerge in War Against Superbugs

Research General

Professor Carl Heneghan is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article.

How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?

How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?

Research

A survey published in the BMJ, funded by the NIHR DEC Oxford, shows people have highly variable views, with patients accepting more overdetection in cancer screening when a higher benefit was perceived.

Improving the Evidence base for medical devices in Europe

Improving the Evidence base for medical devices in Europe

Conference Research

Professor Carl Heneghan gave a keynote lecture on May 8th at EuroMedtech 2014, in Linz Austria.

Attitudes of Danish and UK General Practitioners towards early Diagnosis and Management of Dementia

Attitudes of Danish and UK General Practitioners towards early Diagnosis and Management of Dementia

Publication Research

Emma Ladds, final year medical student & Dr Kamal Mahtani, Deputy Director CEBM publish in Primary Health Care: Open Access

Gut instinct

Gut instinct

Research

Why doctors should acknowledge and embrace gut feelings.

South West SAPC 2014 Best Abstract Prize

South West SAPC 2014 Best Abstract Prize

Research

It is becoming increasingly recognised that diagnostic error is an important research priority, indeed it has been described as the next frontier for patient safety.