News and feature stories from the NIHR ARC-OxTV
11 April 2023
Researchers at Oxford Population Health’s Health Economics Research Centre, supported by the NIHR ARC OxTV, have shown that the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a reduction in perceived health-related quality of life, especially related to incidences of anxiety and depression in younger people.
Children’s mental health symptoms two years after the start of the pandemic: March 2020 to March 2022
7 July 2022
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.
17 March 2022
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.
4 October 2021
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.
5 July 2021
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.
5 May 2021
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
29 April 2021
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.
20 January 2021
Parental stress, depression, and anxiety have again increased since new national restrictions have been introduced according to the latest report from the NIHR ARC OxTV supported and Oxford University-led COVID-19 Supporting Parents, Adolescents, and Children in Epidemics (Co-SPACE) study, based on data from over 6000 UK parents.
7 July 2020
Public involvement is central to high-quality, ethical research. So, what happens when a pandemic hits and life is turned upside down? We reached out to three experienced PPI contributors – Una Rennard, Julia Hamer-Hunt and Bernard Gudgin – to ask how COVID-19 had affected their personal lives and their PPI work.