Calling Madingley SAPC 2019 delegates: Join Dr Katerina Kassavou and the Behavioural Science Group from the University of Cambridge at our interactive workshop on digital interventions to support medication adherence in primary care. Research into digital interventions to support patients’ positive behaviour change is growing fast with implications across all areas of behavioural health research […]
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Blog by Dr Duncan Edwards, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and GP Much is made of the need to adapt health services for patients with multimorbidity, and much is made of the need to improve struggling mental health services. They’re often presented as separate challenges. News stories can conjure up images of older patients with multiple […]
The prescription and dispensing of injectable medications to provide end of life symptom relief for patients approaching the end of their lives in the community, in advance of clinical need, is established practice in the UK and other countries. But a new review of the research literature reveals that this widespread practice is based on […]
An alcohol prevention program that was implemented in Estonia to try to tackle high rates of alcohol use amongst adolescents does not appear to make any significant difference to the young people’s alcohol use, according to a randomised controlled trial amongst 985 fifth-graders and their parents. Alcohol use is very common among adolescents in Estonia […]
First in our new series of Research Alerts for GPs and service commissioners, prepared by PCU with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group. Please download and share but reproduce in entirety and cite sources. Queries: Lucy Lloyd, Communications Manager at the Primary Care Unit.
Hospital-based doctors can make important contributions to improving population health through the application of public health principles to clinical practice in hospitals, according to a study published today in the British Journal of Hospital Medicine. The authors, public health doctors Dr. James McGowan from University of Cambridge, Dr. Helena Jopling from West Suffolk NHS Foundation […]