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Glenn Wells

Dr Glenn Wells has now left the Oxford Academic Health Partners having contributed hugely to the two successful designations for the AHSC – now Oxford Academic Health Partners, firstly for 2014 and secondly for 2020.  His work across the partners was really significant particularly in bringing nursing and midwifery into the forefront of partnership. demonstrating […]

Designation success

The Oxford Academic Health Partners (OAHP) is delighted to have been designated as an NIHR/NHSE/I Academic Health Science Centre following the recent competitive designation process.  The designation comes into effect from 1 April 2020 and is for an initial period of five years. The OAHP includes Oxford Health NHS FT, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, […]

OAHP supporting the research effort

The NIHR and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have awarded £10.5 million of funding to six new research projects on developing and testing vaccines and therapies for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). One of the projects will investigate potential vaccines and could begin as early as June. Another of the funded projects will develop manufacturing processes to […]

Top of the World!! (again)

Oxford University has been ranked as the world’s best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the ninth consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. © John Cairns & Fisher Studios The subject-specific tables for clinical, pre-clinical and health studies follow on from the announcement that Oxford has been […]

Analysis of antipsychotic drugs could improve outcomes for schizophrenia patients

Analysis of antipsychotic drugs could improve outcomes for schizophrenia patients Results of a new study published in The Lancet this month will help doctors to balance the benefits and side-effects of medication they prescribe to treat schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in adults worldwide – one in 100 people globally […]

£1.2 million funding announced for AI and Data Analysis project at Brookes to boost local economy

Oxford Brookes University will receive a share of £20 million from the UK government to help stimulate growth in the local economy, it has been announced today (Friday 20 September).  (see full article here) The investment will see the launch of twenty University Enterprise Zones (UEZs) throughout the UK, which will strengthen collaborative ties between […]

TV and South Midlands CRN Awards

Healthcare staff in Thames Valley and South Midlands were honoured for their contribution to NHS, public health and social care research at an awards event in Reading last night (26 September 2019). The fourth Thames Valley Health Research Awards was held in Reading Town Hall and organised by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley […]

Extension to Sobell House opened

Sobell House’s new extension was officially opened yesterday (Monday 30 September 2019) by Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery. The hospice, on the Churchill Hospital site, now has a two-storey extension housing a specialist outpatient facility (the Sobell Clinic) and a six-patient ward (the Garden Annex) designed to support […]

Transatlantic partnership opens clinic in London

In October 2017 Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), the University of Oxford and Mayo Clinic announced a new partnership, agreeing to work together to drive advances in medical research and patient care. The multi-award-winning US-based Mayo Clinic serves more than 1.3 million patients worldwide, and invests more than $1bn in clinical research and education each year. In October 2019 […]

Public engagement with research awards

Two Medical Sciences researchers are amongst the seven successful applicants to have been chosen as the 2019-20 cohort of Public Engagement with Research (PER) Leaders. More information on these important awards can be found here Dr Katharine Owen (OCDEM, Radcliffe Department of Medicine) and Dr Sean Elias (Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine) are two of only seven researchers to be […]