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Training programme for midwives using real fetal heart sounds wins national patient safety award

Innovative training to improve the safety of women and babies in low risk labour developed in the Thames Valley has won a national award. The initiative won the Patient Safety Innovation of the Year category at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards. It was also highly commended in the Education and Training category. The practical online programme is the […]

COVID ANTIBODIES WANE WITHIN MONTHS, OUH STUDY SHOWS

Antibodies to COVID-19 fall by half in less than 90 days, and antibody levels peak lower and fall faster in younger adults, an ongoing study of staff at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has revealed.  The findings, published on the pre-print server medRxiv, also showed that antibodies to the virus last longer in people who have […]

WORKING THROUGH A PANDEMIC – A SHORT DOCUMENTARY

A short documentary exploring the innovation and adaption that Oxford University Hospitals undertook in response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been filmed by the Trust.  The video, produced by Oxford Medical Illustration (OMI) and available to watch on YouTube, gives an insight from within the Trust as to how the unprecedented challenge of the pandemic was […]

Almost 20% of COVID-19 Patients Receive Psychiatric Diagnosis within 90 Days

New study suggests that having COVID-19 increases a person’s risk of developing psychiatric disorders, and that having a psychiatric disorder increases the chance of getting COVID-19. The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, used the TriNetX electronic health records of 69 million people in the USA including over 62,000 cases of COVID-19. Researchers at the […]

National Pathology week 2 – 8 November 2020

National Pathology week Monday 2 November to Sunday 8 November National Pathology weeks is an annual celebration of pathology organised by the Royal College of Pathologists. The week is designed to highlight the important contribution pathologists make to healthcare and this year’s theme is Pathology: at the heart of healthcare.  Read more about the week […]

Congratulations to the President of the RCS

Professor Neil Mortensen Neil Mortensen is Professor of Colorectal Surgery in the University of Oxford Medical School and has been on the staff of the Oxford University Hospitals since 1987, where he is currently honorary consultant colorectal surgeon. He is Fellow of Green Templeton College. Since his appointment in Oxford he campaigned for the recognition […]

RESEARCH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION COMES TO JR

A photography exhibition showcasing ground-breaking NHS research taking place across the Thames Valley can now be viewed by visitors and staff at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. ‘The Body Unlocked: How Research is Changing Lives’ features life-sized photographs of people who have taken part in studies, researchers at work and microscopic images of cells and bacteria. […]

NEW WAY OF GETTING URGENT NHS CARE IN OXFORDSHIRE

Oxfordshire residents are encouraged to contact NHS 111 first if they are thinking of attending an Emergency Department. NHS 111 is a national system that people can contact if they need clinical advice. Now, people who need clinical advice but aren’t in a life-threatening emergency are encouraged to contact NHS 111 first before attending their local Emergency […]

Trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine begin in Kenya

Kenya has joined the global efforts in search of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 with the start of a trial evaluating the ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019 Oxford coronavirus vaccine. The trial will be hosted at KEMRI at its Kilifi based KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, a longstanding collaboration between KEMRI, the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust […]