A 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, issued at the end of last month, has raised CCHSR (a collaboration between RAND Europe and PCU’s Health Services Research group), from second to number one in the world in health policy. Across all categories of think tank, 1950 peer institutions and expert panellists were involved in the […]
On January 14th 2014, The Lancet published an article co-authored by Fiona Walter, entitled “Preferences for cancer investigation: a vignette-based study of primary-care attendees” The full open-access article is available from here.
BHRU’s Ryota Nakamura et al., conducted a study which assessed the effect of Scotland’s multi-buy ban implemented in October 2011. Their findings showed that the ban failed to reduce the amount of alcohol purchased. The research is published in the leading academic journal Addiction, see here for the full publication. See the full article in the BHRU website here
Over the last year we have been working with over 140 GP practices across the East of England and South London to help us recruit patients to the Living with Breathlessness study. Our overall recruitment target was 500 patients with COPD: we have exceeded this target with more than 530 patients with COPD participating. In […]
The SAPC (Society for Academic Primary Care) regional conference is again at Madingley Hall at the end of January 30th and 31st 2014. This year, it is being hosted this year by us, the Cambridge University Primary Care Unit. The conference is small and very friendly and a fabulous opportunity for students/early career researchers/researchers to present work […]
The ADDITION paper “Screening for type 2 diabetes and population mortality over 10 years (ADDITION-Cambridge): a cluster-randomised controlled trial” has been voted the BMJ Awards Research Paper of the Year 2013. The paper was authored by Rebecca Simmons, Justin Echouffo-Tcheugui, Stephen Sharp, Lincoln Sargeant, Kate Williams, Toby Prevost, Ann Louise Kinmonth, Nicholas Wareham and the newly appointed Chair of General Practice in the Primary […]