Academics urge rethink on 28-day prescriptions for people with long-term conditions 13 March 2018 The widely adopted practice of issuing 28-day rather than longer duration prescriptions for people with long-term conditions lacks a robust evidence base and should be reconsidered, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today (13 March). Related research shows that considerable savings could be made by the NHS switching to longer prescriptions.
- Loneliness Across the Life Course – highlighting the need for community-led action 16 July 2018 Amid the turmoil of resignations and Brexit rows in Westminster on 9th July 2018, there was also an exciting event taking positive steps towards addressing the issues of social isolation and loneliness. The event brought together researchers from University of Bristol, BS3 Community Development and Manchester Metropolitan University, who have co-produced research with young people and older people on social isolation and loneliness.
- Global migration experts come to Bristol 9 July 2018 Experts from the UN and other global organisations are meeting in Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the coverage, quality, analysis and reporting of migration data.
- How Bristol’s research and teaching has helped shape the NHS and save lives 5 July 2018 Today we celebrate 70 years of the NHS - the first universal health care system to be established anywhere in the world.
- Driving change: how getting behind the wheel can improve the lives of young people leaving care 2 July 2018 A new initiative, piloted in Bristol, has shown that providing young people leaving care with driving lessons is highly beneficial for their life chances.
- Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens 2 July 2018 Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism, have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.
- Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking 28 June 2018 In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Dundee and Glasgow found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life. This is a challenge to current thinking on which UK and international guidelines are based.
- University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab recognised as 5G success 26 June 2018 Our Smart Internet Lab has been recognised as one of three key academic research specialists within the UK and as a concentrated 5G hub with established collaborative relationships with other national and international institutions, authorities and industry.
- Bristol researchers win EPSRC fellowship to develop AI for early disease diagnosis in calves 22 June 2018 Two researchers at the University of Bristol have been awarded a joint Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Fellowship to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence (AI) methods.
- Bristol researchers to benchmark medicine use across UK beef farms 18 June 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol are to quantify and compare farm animal medicine use within and across UK beef operations. The project aims to help demonstrate and communicate the gains made to consumers, processors, retailers and policy makers.
- UK public shows strong preference for vaccines that prevent severe illness, particularly for children 13 June 2018 The UK public has a clear preference for funding vaccination programmes which protect young children against severe diseases, finds a new study that considered the public’s preferences on vaccines available on the NHS. The study suggests that the public’s preferences about which vaccines are made available on the NHS, particularly children, are not reflected by the current approach. The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, is published today [13 June] in PLOS ONE.