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Two doses of vaccine offer same protection from COVID as prior infection, study finds

Two doses of either the Pfizer or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine offer similar protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to that coming from natural immunity after infection, an ongoing study of healthcare workers has found. None of the 1,456 healthcare workers at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust who had received two vaccines had a symptomatic infection […]

PRINCIPLE trial finds antibiotics azithromycin and doxycycline not generally effective treatments for COVID-19

In March 2020, the UK-wide Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 In older people (PRINCIPLE) trial was established as a flexible, platform randomised clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for COVID-19 that might be suitable for use in the community to help people recover more quickly and prevent the need for […]

Hidden damage to lungs from COVID-19 revealed in new research study from Universities of Oxford & Sheffield

Early findings from a study into longer-term damage amongst patients recovering from COVID-19 suggest that the use of cutting-edge scanning techniques may detect previously unseen lung damage. Research by Oxford and Sheffield Universities is the first in Europe to use hyperpolarised xenon gas with MRI scanning to identify the impact on lung function as patients […]

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The Institute of Public Care was established in 1987 and is part of Oxford Brookes University. As an outstanding university institute we work with our clients to deliver better health and social care outcomes. We use our professional experience and academic rigour to drive improvement and innovation and to generate new learning for the benefit […]

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‘The pandemic has shown the NHS can adopt and drive change rapidly’ by Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive, Oxford AHSN The last three months has seen the NHS respond rapidly to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, changing in ways and at a rate never seen before. That is testament to the commitment and willingness […]