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Our research recognised among UK's best

A study by researchers at The George Institute UK was named by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) as one of the best medical papers of 2015.

Each year the journal holds the BMJ Awards to recognise and celebrate the most outstanding research papers. The George Institute study, into the benefits of changing blood pressure lowering guidelines and published in The Lancet, was one of only five papers shortlisted for UK Research Paper of the Year.

Lead researcher on the study, Professor Kazem Rahimi, welcomed the nomination. “Considering how many excellent medical research papers are published each year in the UK, to be considered one of the best is an amazing achievement. I am proud of what we’ve done and it goes to show the extremely high quality of research conducted at The George Institute at the Oxford Martin School.”

The study found that blood pressure-lowering drugs should be offered to all individuals at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke, regardless of their blood pressure at the start of treatment. It was the largest meta-analysis conducted to date involving over 600,000 people. Find out more about the study.

The BMJ Awards is in its eighth year and its judging panel consists of doctors, senior BMJ editors, medical academics and other top experts in the field.