10 October 2016
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.
3 October 2016
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.
4 August 2016
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.
3 June 2016
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.
20 November 2015
Professor Carl Heneghan is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article.
4 March 2015
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.
16 May 2014
Professor Carl Heneghan gave a keynote lecture on May 8th at EuroMedtech 2014, in Linz Austria.
26 February 2014
Emma Ladds, final year medical student & Dr Kamal Mahtani, Deputy Director CEBM publish in Primary Health Care: Open Access