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IMPOWER and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sign collaboration agreement

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and IMPOWER Consulting have announced a collaborative working agreement in relation to improving impact to health and social care. The aim of the partnership is two-fold. Using its advanced capabilities in technology and digital, the Trust will work with IMPOWER to drive innovation that will benefit health and social […]

Get vaccinated – videos from community and faith leaders

Faith and community leaders in Oxfordshire are urging residents to make sure they get vaccinated against flu this year in a series of short video clips. The videos have been recorded in English, Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Punjabi and Pashto.  Flu vaccination clinics are underway and the NHS is encouraging anyone who is eligible for a free flu vaccination to book an appointment […]

PARENTS URGED TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN VACCINATED AGAINST FLU

Parents in Oxfordshire are being urged to have their young children vaccinated against the flu this winter. Children aged two and three can have a free, quick and painless NHS nasal spray vaccine at their GP surgery.  In addition, children in primary school and those in year 7 can have the nasal spray vaccine via […]

TODAY IS:

World AHPS Day – check this out – Who’s it for? All AHPs: Art Therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists and podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and last but by no means least speech and language therapists. As well as anyone who wants to celebrate […]

LOCAL COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING SYSTEM SUPPORTS NATIONAL EFFORTS

A new local contact tracing system is being launched by the councils in Oxfordshire to help people who’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the continued effort to #StopTheSpread.  Oxfordshire County Council and the county’s five district councils will work to contact people that the NHS test and trace national system is unable to […]

Oxford academics recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Professor Keith Hawton and Professor Sarah Walker who have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Professor Keith Hawton, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, is appointed CBE for services to Suicide Prevention. Professor Sarah Walker, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department […]

Healthy Ageing: Visions for our Futures 2 – 30 November 2020

“Ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live”. World Health Organisation Oxford Brookes University is delighted to mark the Decade of Healthy Ageing with a month of free lunchtime seminars, workshops and talks to illustrate the breadth and depth […]

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WORK UNDER WAY

The final phase of refurbishment work to improve patient care at the John Radcliffe Hospital’s Emergency Department has begun. Work on the Majors area at the Oxford hospital, run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, began today (Monday 21 September 2020) and is due to be completed in December 2020. Patients who are seriously […]

Key discovery in Psoriatic Arthritis points way for developing targeted treatments

A new study has revealed psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Sanger Institute identified high levels of a specific receptor in immune cells from psoriatic arthritis patients, giving the strongest evidence yet of a single cause for the disease. A […]