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Professor Pippa Oakeshott

Professor of General Practice
I do community-based trials, and supervise doctors and students doing research in general practice

Pippa Oakeshott is Professor of General Practice in the Population Health Research Institute. She is a practising GP in Lambeth, London and her research at St George's focuses mainly on cardiovascular disease and sexual health.

Professor Oakeshott has a strong background in randomised controlled trials and cohort studies in primary care. This includes six trials in 40 South London general practices, and two in universities and further education colleges. She was previously co-investigator on a UK Clinical Research Collaboration eSTI2  consortium programme.

She is involved in teaching medical students and supervising the research of academic Foundation Year 2 doctors and Academic Clinical Fellows.

2017 Joint winner of the BMA Foundation for Medical Research TP Gunton award for research in public health relating to cancer

2009 - Recognition of achievement by the Medical Advisory Committee of the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, for the 40 year complete follow up of the Cambridge cohort of open spina bifida.

2006 and 2007 - Top 10 per cent of British Medical Journal Reviewers.

2003 - BUPA Foundation Epidemiology Award second prize for Hunt GM, Oakeshott P. Outcome in people with open spina bifida at age 35: community based prospective cohort study. BMJ 2003;326:1365-6

2002 - Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year: Cappuccio FP, Oakeshott P, Strazzullo P, Kerry SM. Application of Framingham coronary heart disease risk estimates to ethnic minorities in United Kingdom and implications for primary prevention of heart disease in general practice: cross sectional population based study. BMJ 2002;325: 1271-4

Recent grants as chief investigator


NIHR RfPB funded "LISA" trial: Lactoferrin InStead of Antibiotics for women with bacterial vaginosis or thrush: feasibility study

NIHR RfPB funded “Test n Treat”: a cluster randomised feasibility trial of rapid chlamydia/gonorrhoea tests and same day on-site treatment in further education colleges. £243,000

Medical Research Council: A proof of principle study: Screening for chlamydia related bacteria to prevent miscarriage.

Recent grants as co-investigator

UKCRG Consortium Grant (ST Sadiq, P Butcher, G Griffin, P Oakeshott et al) Translating advances in diagnostic and communication technologies to reduce the burden of STIs.

NIHR St George's and King's Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) 

I am involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate medical students, Academic FY2s and Academic Clinical Fellows. I also lecture on the BSc in Primary Care and assist with examining.

Publications with students and academic FY2s and ACFs include:

Banks, J., Mistry, P., Wyper, D., Weyman, F., & Oakeshott, P. (2021). Medical School Training Can Improve Patient Care.. J Prim Care Community Health, 12, 21501327211052192. doi:10.1177/21501327211052192

Ali, S., Ashraf, U., Shah, F., Ali, O., Hayes, K., & Oakeshott, P. (2019). Re: Lactobacilli containing vaginal probiotics to cure or prevent bacterial or fungal vaginal dysbiosis: a systematic review and recommendations for future trial designs.. BJOG. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.15961

Al-Bedaery, R., & Oakeshott, P. (2019). Re: Evaluation of a simple risk score to predict preterm pre-eclampsia using maternal characteristics: a prospective cohort study. BJOG, 126(11), 1403. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.15877

Poulton, A., Yap, R. T. J., Sandhu, J. S., Ng, S. G. Y., Fernando, M. B., & Oakeshott, P. (2019). Involving medical students in a community-based project on ADHD: a novel  learning experience.. Future Healthc J, 6(2), 146-147. doi:10.7861/futurehosp.6-2-146a

Carruthers, E., & Oakeshott, P. (2019). Refugee and asylum seeker usage of primary care: medical student survey at two inner-city general practices.. Educ Prim Care, 30(4), 248-250. doi:10.1080/14739879.2019.1613676.

This won the Julian Tudor-Hart prize.

Tucker, K. L., Bowen, L., Crawford, C., Mallon, P., Hinton, L., Lee, M. -M., . . . McManus, R. J. (2019). Corrigendum to "The feasibility and acceptability of self-testing for proteinuria during pregnancy: A mixed methods approach" [Pregn. Hypertens. 12 (2018) 161-168].. Pregnancy Hypertens, 16, 31. doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2019.02.005

Boyd, H., & Oakeshott, P. (2019). The complexities of mental health in a Young Offender Institution: reflections from a medical student project.. Educ Prim Care, 30(3), 178-179. doi:10.1080/14739879.2019.1586453

Lall, K., & Oakeshott, P. (2019). Educating primary care patients with and without
hypertension about lifestyle changes: a medical student audit at an inner-city practice..Educ Prim Care, 30(2), 124-125. doi:10.1080/14739879.2018.1563505

Alam, F., Chaudry-Daley, Z., Green, A., Oakeshott, P., Kerry-Barnard, S., & Fleming, C. (2018). Characteristics of those followed up/not followed up at three colleges participating in the NIHR-funded 'Test and Treat' feasibility trial of rapid chlamydia tests. In BJOG Vol. 125 (pp. 15). Retrieved from

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