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Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than ten years, study shows

Posted on August 27th 2020
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Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than ten years, study shows

More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than ten years, according to the largest study of its kind.

The study, led by the University of Exeter and NIHR PenARC and published in The Lancet Rheumatology examined data on nearly 18,000 people who have had shoulder replacements, an increasingly common procedure.

The study found that at ten years, more than 90 per cent of shoulder replacements were still working well, and that patients continued to report that the operation had benefitted them.

Jon Evans, Orthopaedic Registrar and NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, who led the...

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Research project attracts £750,000 funding to support remote GP care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on August 6th 2020
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Research project attracts £750,000 funding to support remote GP care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic

A joint project between the Universities of Oxford and Plymouth and supported by us and our colleagues at ARC Oxford and Thames Valley has received £750,000 of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to support the delivery of effective remote care to patients by GPs. The research team, which includes our Deputy Director and Professor in Primary Care Research Richard Byng and researchers from the Nuffield Trust, is led by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh from the University of Oxford.

The way that patients access GP services has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the contagious nature of the...

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ADHD services map reveals major gaps in care, failing the vulnerable

Posted on August 3rd 2020
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ADHD services map reveals major gaps in care, failing the vulnerable

New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that identifies gaps in services for adults with ADHD across the UK, leaving vulnerable people struggling to access vital support and treatment.

Research led by the University of Exeter, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open, has led to the first national map of ADHD service provision, based on responses to a survey completed by more than 2,600 respondents. The NIHR-funded research found huge variation in available care, patchy provision of dedicated ADHD services, and variation in the reports of services between people with ADHD, service users and health workers. Now,...

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