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Researchers attend primary care event in Buckinghamshire

Researchers attend primary care event in Buckinghamshire

More than 100 healthcare staff supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) attended an event on NHS research in GP practices and other community settings.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (LCRN) held the Fourth Annual Primary Care Research Symposium at the Gateway in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on 22 January.

Presentations included topics such as weight loss programmes to treat type 2 diabetes and how to combat resistance to antibiotics.

National CRN speciality lead for primary care, Professor Philip Evans, gave a presentation on the current state of primary care research.

Researchers from Oxford Brookes University, University of Nottingham and University of Oxford gave five-minute pitches encouraging GPs to run their studies at their practices.

There were also workshops on topics such as how missing and inaccurate data can affect trial results and working as a research nurse in a GP practice.