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.
- ‘Question time’: Bringing Bristol academics, MPs and policymakers together 23 March 2018 Yesterday, PolicyBristol brought together University of Bristol academics, policymakers and welcomed MP for Bristol West Thangam Debbonaire for the first ‘Question Time’ event ‘Bringing Bristol academics, MPs and policymakers together’.
- Parliament and Brexit: the demand for academic engagement 21 March 2018 Parliament’s response to the decision to leave the European Union has resulted in a huge demand for academic engagement. This was the key message from the House of Commons Library staff who came to speak to University of Bristol academics this week.
- Bristol researcher takes gold at STEM for Britain awards 15 March 2018 University of Bristol mathematician Céline Maistret took home a gold from the STEM for Britain awards this week. Céline’s poster entry to explain her research in number theory on the parity conjecture was up against hundreds of entries from across the country.
- 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.
- Race, Female Suffrage, and Parliamentary Representation in the Global South 7 March 2018 Historians, social scientists and campaigners gathered in the Jubilee Room in the Palace of Westminster on 9 February to share their knowledge of the history of women's suffrage across the world, and look to the future of women in power. The event was the brainchild of Dr Sumita Mukherjee (University of Bristol) who brought a rich and inspiring group together, in collaboration with Policy Bristol and Vote 100.
- Study gets almost £1 million for research to support people who are lonely and isolated 6 March 2018 A team of researchers based at three Universities, including the University of Bristol, are working with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help people who may be lonely in our communities.
- Bristol scientists behind the largest trial ever to investigate prostate cancer screening 6 March 2018 Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA* test for prostate cancer does not save lives according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial conducted over ten years by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists based at the University of Bristol. This research was published on Tues 6th March in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)**.
- Mastering Maritime Security: promoting best practice in guardianship of the sea 26 February 2018 Tackling maritime security is one of the major global challenges today. More than 90% of trade takes place by sea, with over 10,000 million tons of cargo transported via the world’s oceans every year. International security, the blue economy, and ocean health depend upon effective guardianship of the sea.
- NHS management consultants proven to worsen a service already under pressure 21 February 2018 Millions of pounds are being wasted each year on NHS management consultants who are causing a service already under pressure to be less efficient rather than making things better, according to new research.
- Majority of looked after children and young people feel being in care has improved their lives - but younger children need more support 16 February 2018 The largest study of its kind, published today [19 February], has revealed 83 per cent of looked after children and young people feel being in care has improved their lives.