Primary Care Research Network news archive
PIVOT Study published in Lancet Oncology
The Pivot Study recruited participants between Dec 2011 and August 2012. GP attenders were asked to look at hypothetical vignettes containing cancer symptoms, risk of cancer and investigative procedures and indicate whether they would choose to be tested for cancer in these circumstances.
14 January 2014
Pharmacy Voice has recently published a research framework that helps provide a strategic direction for future community pharmacy studies.
13 December 2013
Bristol CCG Commended in HSJ Award
On Tuesday 19 November a team from Bristol CCG attended the Health Services Journal Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
9 December 2013
The TARGET cohort study
The PCRN-supported TARGET study, which aimed to improve the management of childhood coughs and chest infections has recently published its results.
1 November 2013
Study News - SAVOR published in NEJM
For patients with diabetes, improved glycaemic control has repeatedly been shown to reduce micro-vascular diabetic complications.
22 October 2013
Primary care research hits patient recruitment milestone
Primary care has reached a recruitment milestone in research with over 500,000 patients now taking part in studies looking at health promotion, disease prevention and common conditions dealt with by general practitioners, dentists and pharmacists.
7 May 2013
NIHR Workshop Research into Primary Care Interventions
The National Institute for Health Research is keen to increase the volume and impact of research on the evaluation of health care interventions or services delivered in primary care settings and is holding a national workshop on research into primary care interventions.
5 February 2013
NIHR Workshop: Research into Primary Care Interventions
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is keen to increase the volume and impact of research on the evaluation of health care interventions or services delivered in primary care settings and is holding a national workshop on research into primary care interventions.
5 December 2012
Positive publicity for dentistry research
An opinion article published on the British Dental Journal website claims that there has never been a better time for NHS dentists to get involved in research
25 September 2012
PCRN makes plan B pay off
When a recent smoking cessation study ran into recruitment difficulties the Primary Care Research Network came to the rescue
13 June 2012
PCRN supports research testing a revolutionary new approach to kicking the habit
15 July 2011