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News and feature stories from the NIHR ARC-OxTV

ARC OxTV represented at opening of the Largest Hindu temple in Europe opens new health hub

General In the news Partner

Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, with the Neasden Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples outside of India, has opened a new community health hub in west London. Following their continued support of the ARC OxTV supported PANORAMIC and PRINCIPLE trials, the temple’s interactive health hub will engage visitors around health awareness and wellbeing.

More children aged 8-17 trying to lose weight than a decade ago, including children of a healthy weight

In the news Research

New research from NIHR ARC OxTV supported researchers, including DPhil student Melissa Little, found that the number of children aged 8-17 reporting weight loss attempts has increased over the last decade. The researchers also identified key characteristics linked to an increases likelihood of weight loss attempts.

Children’s mental health symptoms two years after the start of the pandemic: March 2020 to March 2022

COVID-19 General Publication

In March 2022, the ARC OxTV supported Co-SPACE study invited participants to complete a 24-month follow-up survey to examine child mental health symptoms 2 years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cathy Creswell Elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

General Partner

Cathy Creswell, ARC OxTV Theme lead, Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Self-monitoring of blood pressure does not result in the earlier detection of high blood pressure in pregnancy nor does it improve blood pressure control in those with pregnancy hypertension

In the news NIHR Partner Publication Research

Self-monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy neither results in earlier detection of high blood pressure, nor helps with blood pressure control in those who are pregnant, suggest the results of two new papers based on research from researchers supported by the NIHR ARC OxTV at the University of Oxford and King’s College London.

Excess weight in childhood has significant short- and long-term economic costs

General Publication Research

Researchers from Oxford Population Health’s Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) and supported by the NIHR ARC OxTV, have recently published a comprehensive review of the evidence on the economic impacts of childhood excess weight. The results, published in the journal Children, highlight both the significant economic impacts of overweight and obesity in children, and the priority areas for future research.

Unlocking the value of health data in the midst of a pandemic: OpenSAFELY

COVID-19 Continuing impact Feature

Developed rapidly to answer urgent clinical questions about COVID-19, research generated using the OpenSAFELY software platform – the world’s largest secure analytics platform for electronic health records - had a near immediate impact on both healthcare and policy. And set a new standard for accountable, open, and safe computational data science using electronic health records.

New study: can a pioneering online programme help parents reduce anxiety in young children?

Partner Research

Oxford Population Health researchers, in part supported by the ARC OxTV, are leading a cost-effectiveness analysis of a new online, parent-led intervention for young children at risk of anxiety disorders.

Three out of four people with heart failure could be diagnosed sooner, potentially improving quality of life and reducing costs to the healthcare system

General In the news NIHR Publication

Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported that only 1 in 4 people diagnosed with heart failure received a simple, recommended blood test that could have resulted in an earlier diagnosis at a more treatable stage.

Arm and shoulder disability and pain after breast cancer surgery reduced by exercise

In the news Partner Publication Research

The debilitating arm and shoulder disability and pain that some women who have had breast cancer surgery experience as a side effect of their surgery can be reduced by following a physiotherapy-led exercise programme after their operation, a new study has found.

Supporting spread and adoption of innovation in a complex system

Professor Gary Ford, Implementation lead of the ARC OxTV, Chair of the AHSN Network, and Chief Executive of Oxford AHSN, blogs on the role of the AHSNs work regionally and nationally to support the health and care system discover, develop and deploy high value innovation in the health and care system.

Willingness of Children and Adolescents to have COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 General In the news Research

The OxWell School Survey 2021 highlights that younger children and adolescents are the least willing to have the COVID-19 vaccination. These young people come from the most socioeconomically deprived backgrounds, feel less belonging to their school community and think they have probably had COVID-19 already.

Cancer-risk research featured in special edition of PLOS Medicine focussed on advances in early cancer detection

General Partner Publication Research

The research is highlighted in a special collection of studies that focus on early cancer detection, hailed by the Editors as “cutting edge, and potentially scalable, innovations that have the potential to inform research, policy, and clinical cancer management.”

The legacy of the CLAHRCs 2014-19 – 5 years of NIHR-funded applied health research

General NIHR Research

This publication compiles key research projects from the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs).

New Senior Research Fellows named

The NIHR ARC OxTV and the NIHR Oxford BRC have announced the appointment of its latest group of Senior Research Fellows.

NIHR ARC OxTV supported PRINCIPLE trial 'highly commended' for innovative use of health data

COVID-19 General Partner Research

The PRINCIPLE trial, which the NIHR ARC OxTV was a fundamental part of setting up in the early days of the pandemic, has been highly commended at the Health Data Research UK Awards for the way in which patient data is utilised so participants are contacted about the trial soon after receiving a positive test result.

Future-Proofing Mental Health

General In the news NIHR Partner

ARC OxTV Mental Health across the Lifecourse theme lead, Professor Cathy Creswell is among a number of UK academics calling, in Journal of Mental Health, for targets for mental health research in order to meet the healthcare challenges of the next decade.

Children and Adolescents’ Mental Health: One Year On

COVID-19 NIHR Partner Research

The ARC OxTV supported 'COVID-19 Supporting Parents, Adolescents, and Children in Epidemic (CO-SPACE) study, reports that behavioural, emotional and attentional difficulties in children changed considerably throughout the past year, increasing in times of national lockdown and decreasing as restrictions eased and schools reopened.

New study shows potential link between bodyweight and risk of severe COVID-19, especially for younger adults

COVID-19 In the news Publication

The first large study to report the effect of bodyweight on risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19 across the full range of body mass index (BMI) is published today in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal.

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