GPs can safely reduce the number of antihypertensive medications taken by some older people without substantial changes to blood pressure control, finds new research from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton, although long term safety of deprescribing still needs to be established. Key messages for clinicians and healthcare commissioners In some older people, it […]
This research alert is for those working in healthcare. It summarises the case for interventions to engage clinicians in advance care planning with heart failure patients and sets out the latest findings from our research into what interventions work. See the two minute video about this topic on our YouTube channel and download this page […]
The largest study yet of people with mild hypertension shows that medical treatment may not be worthwhile in those at low risk of heart attack and stroke. Download this Research Alert as a pdf, for printing. Key messages This study provided no evidence to suggest that new US hypertension guidelines will reduce CVD events in […]
“Just in Case” anticipatory prescribing – a common practice in community end of life care – lacks adequate evidence, according to a new review of the literature on this topic by researchers from the Primary Care Unit at the University of Cambridge. This research alert is for GPs and healthcare commissioners. Our Palliative and End […]
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.