The latest research and news from the NIHR CLAHRC Oxford and our partners
25 February 2019
NIHR CLAHRC Oxford supported Researchers: Replacing all regular meals with a low calorie diet of soups, shakes and bars, together with behavioural support, is cost-effective as a routine treatment for obesity
14 February 2019
Research led by Dr Clare Taylor and CLAHRC Oxford Director Professor Richard Hobbs finds that survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, in a large study published by The BMJ today.
30 November 2018
Hundreds of thousands of people will receive help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical new NHS plans to trial very low calorie diets for the first time.
Trio of wins for ‘better management of medical-psychiatric multimorbidity’ theme researchers and clinicians.
30 November 2018
November was a busy and successful month for members of our ‘better management of medical psychiatric multimorbidity theme’, with both individual researchers and teams winning awards, and the opening of a new psychological medicine service teaching and research centre.
27 September 2018
New CLAHRC Oxford supported work shows that replacing food with a diet of soups, shakes and bars starting at 810 calories per day alongside regular sessions with a counsellor is a safe and clinically effective way to treat obesity in primary care.
14 August 2018
A pioneering study into myeloma, a rare cancer, could lead to GPs using simple blood tests to improve early diagnosis.
3 August 2018
Oxford researchers have found that interventions carried out in in grocery stores – such as manipulating price or availability or suggesting swaps – have an impact on purchasing and could play a role in public health strategies to improve the nutritional quality of people’s diets.
31 May 2018
Professors Susan Jebb and Paul Aveyard team up with the BBC to put the latest research on “crash dieting” to the test.
16 May 2018
New research supported by CLAHRC Oxford and led by CLAHRC Oxford Theme 2 lead, Professor Sallie Lamb, suggests that while exercise can improve the fitness of people with dementia it does not slow their cognitive decline.
26 April 2018
A 10% tax on sweet snacks could lead to a similar reduction in consumer demand as taxing sugar-sweetened drinks, with the potential effect expected to be greatest in low-income households.
22 February 2018
CLAHRC Oxford supported researchers were recently invited to present evidence to the ‘suicide and self-harm’ All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG). The group were surprised and impressed by the evidence presented and intend to forward it to the Minister for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt.
10 November 2017
Professor Belinda Lennox, CLAHRC Oxford deputy director and ‘Early intervention and service redesign’ theme leader, was featured in a special mental health episode of the BBC’s flagship medical show ‘Trust me, I’m a doctor’.
New study on health service costs of self-harm emphasises need for effective clinical services and prevention initiatives
8 September 2017
CLAHRC Oxford supported study reveals the health service costs for hospital care of people who self-harm, emphasising the need for effective clinical services and prevention initiatives.
4 September 2017
University of Oxford researchers have been awarded £1.24 million to lead a medical diagnostics co-operative that will drive forward the development, evaluation and uptake of new medical diagnostic technologies to improve outcomes for patients in the community.
8 August 2017
Usama Ali, medical statistician at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM), wowed the crowd at the Royal Statistical Society's (RSS) Young Statisticians Meeting, winning best presentation for his work on a CLAHRC Oxford funded project preventing falls in hospitals.
25 July 2017
A CLAHRC Oxford infographic, produced to share the preliminary results of the OxFAB study with participants of the study, has been shortlisted as part of the NIHR’s Let’s Get Digital competition.