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.
New free resources launched to support healthcare professionals to help patients to cut down on salt and saturated fat
NIHR ARC OxTV and the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences launch materials to support healthcare professionals in providing evidence-based recommendations to reduce the intake of saturated fat to help lower LDL cholesterol and salt to reduce blood pressure.
News and feature stories from the NIHR ARC-OxTV
27 July 2023
Childhood anxiety doesn't just affect the present; its ripples extend into adulthood and society at large. Dive into this latest research to understand the long-term consequences and economic implications of this prevalent issue
8 June 2023
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has announced the awarding of the ‘Race Equity and Diversity in Careers Incubator’, one of 10 prestigious Incubator awards announced today.
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.
3 April 2023
Young people will help create an ‘online museum’ as a way of improving their mental health, as part of a new and ground-breaking £2.61m research project.
3 March 2023
Pharmaceutical companies are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, but can only meet their targets with support from their suppliers, shows first study of commitments and progress by the sector.
Research from NIHR ARC OxTV supported researchers key in new all-party government report evaluating government commitments on the digitisation of the NHS.
20 February 2023
The report, authored by a panel of independent experts, gave the government's progress an "inadequate" rating, raising questions about the Government's capacity to guarantee that the health and social care systems have the digital underpinnings they require to meet the challenges they face.
NICE recommends NIHR ARC OxTV and Oxford Health BRC supported digital mental health technologies for children and young people for use in the NHS.
8 February 2023
Two technologies from the University of Oxford, Online Support and Intervention for Child Anxiety (OSI) and Online Social anxiety Cognitive therapy for Adolescents (OSCA) were among four digital tools recommended for use in the NHS that can help children and young people with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or low mood.
25 January 2023
Findings from this report outlines the changes in child mental health and parental financial stress 30 months after the start of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
21 November 2022
A new study published by University of Oxford researchers in an open-access journal, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, shows that although many school-age adolescents are spending considerable time gaming, it is not having a negative impact on their wellbeing.
29 September 2022
The NIHR is comitted to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is embedded in everything it does. Launching today (28th September) the EDI it an important step in realising this commitment.
8 August 2022
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
19 July 2022
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
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.
14 June 2022
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
10 May 2022
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.
4 April 2022
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.
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.
17 February 2022
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
30 November 2021
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.