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Partnership wins national health-industry award

An initiative bringing together the Oxford AHSN, NHS and industry to improve patient care has won a national prize. The collaboration with Roche Diagnostics to introduce a new test for pre-eclampsia into maternity units was the winner of the ‘Best Healthcare Provider Partnership’ category of the HSJ Partnership Awards. The judges said: “This project showed […]

PET-CT Services at the Oxford University Hospitals

In light of significant public and media interest in this issue at present, this statement clarifies the current position. Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust currently provides the Thames Valley regional Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) service in the Cancer Centre at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. This service is commissioned by […]

High cholesterol strongly linked to risk of stroke

High levels of cholesterol are a major risk factor for stroke according to new research published today in Nature Medicine by researchers in Nuffield Department of Population Health. High levels of cholesterol are a major risk factor for stroke according to new research published today in Nature Medicine. The study suggests that more widespread use of statin […]

Oxford Medical Researchers win prestigious awards

Four leading healthcare academics in Oxford have received a prestigious national award. The University of Oxford professors have been named National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators in recognition of their ‘outstanding contribution to clinical and applied health and social care research’. The successful candidates are all prominent researchers in the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). […]

Chocolate!!!!!

Check this out Dr Shelly Coe, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University, has led a study into how a hot chocolate drink could be effective in tackling the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr Coe and a team of researchers found that people given a cocoa drink rich in flavonoids reported less […]

Under My Skin: Play about self-harm returns to Oxfordshire’s schools

A hard-hitting play aimed at challenging the taboos about self-harm is returning for a fourth tour of Oxfordshire schools it was announced today (Fri) on National Self-Harm Awareness Day. Under My Skin was developed with the guidance of experts from Oxford Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and School Health Nursing teams, alongside teachers […]

New evidence for the cause of CHD in babies

Research from Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics provides new evidence that some cases of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. © Shutterstock Congenital heart disease is a heart defect that a baby is born with. It is the most common type of birth defect, affecting […]

Oxford Sciences Innovation Plc

Oxford Sciences Innovation Plc (OSI) announces two new Board-level appointments, with experienced technology entrepreneur Charles Conn joining as Chief Executive and former Google CFO Patrick Pichette joining as Chairman. © Shutterstock OSI provides capital and scaling expertise to businesses driven by intellectual property developed in Oxford University’s Mathematical, Physical, Life Sciences Division and Medical Sciences […]

OUH consultant joins GIRFT

The national Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has recruited Dr Eleri Adams, a consultant neonatologist at Oxford University Hospitals, as one of the clinicians to steer new workstreams focusing on paediatric and neonatal care.  More information can be found here. Two other consultants were appointed to lead on reviews for: paediatric critical care; paediatrics orthopaedic (trauma […]

OUH looks at Legacy of 100,000 genomes

A meeting involving clinicians, academics and patients has taken place in Oxford to celebrate the successes of the 100,000 Genomes Project and how genomic medicine becomes a routine part of NHS care in future.  more information can be found here. The meeting, held on 28 February 2019, Rare Diseases Day, was organised by the Oxford Genomic Medicine Centre, […]

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