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OUH FIRST IN WORLD TO DELIVER LIFE-SAVING COVID OXFORD VACCINE

The NHS has today, Monday 4 January 2021, launched the rollout of the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine – with patients at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) the very first to get the life-saving jab.  At 7.30am this morning at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, dialysis patient Brian Pinker was vaccinated by Sam […]

Oxford University welcomes UK regulatory emergency use authorisation of coronavirus vaccine

The University of Oxford welcomes the news that the UK Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the UK. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will also publish its latest advice for the […]

OUH CHIEF EXECUTIVE WELCOMES GREEN LIGHT FOR USE OF OXFORD COVID VACCINE

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), has welcomed today’s announcement that the coronavirus vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Oxford has been approved for use in the UK. The UK Government today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in […]

RECOGNITION DAY THANKS OUH STAFF FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Staff working for Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) – which runs the John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Churchill Hospital in Oxford and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury – will receive an extra day’s annual leave to say thank you for their amazing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. OUH Chair, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery […]

Help with digital devices for carers

Action for Carers Oxfordshire has teamed up with Enrych Oxfordshire to bring you help in your own home With so many gadgets on offer it’s hard to understand how things work, especially if you’re not used to using digital devices. Now Action for Carers Oxfordshire has teamed up with Enrych Oxfordshire to bring you help […]

GPs in Oxfordshire begin vaccinating for COVID-19

Centres in Abingdon, Henley-on-Thames and Chipping Norton will start to vaccinate people in their local area who are over the age of 80.  GPs in Oxfordshire have joined the largest ever immunisation programme as local COVID-19 vaccinations start in three areas of the county this week.  Local vaccinations centres in Abingdon, Henley-on-Thames and Chipping Norton […]

Oxford’s universities plan for the safe return of students in the new year

Oxford’s two universities have developed plans to help students safely arrive back in the city for the start of the spring term, 2021.  Students at Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities will gradually arrive back in a staggered return over several weeks in January and February.  Every student will be offered the chance to take free and […]

AI TEST RULES OUT A COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS WITHIN ONE HOUR IN A&E

An artificial intelligence test has been shown to be able to rapidly screen patients arriving in emergency departments for COVID-19, using clinical information routinely available within the first hour of coming to hospital.  Results of the CURIAL study, published in The Lancet Digital Health, show that the AI test correctly predicted the COVID-19 status of 92.3% of […]

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK

The pandemic is testing our societal structures like never before. To deal with it successfully, we need to think and act collectively, led by our key institutions. But at a time when unity is critical, are we about to see the effects of a long-standing and corrosive drip feed of mistrust? The rapid development and […]

National COVID-19 Infections Survey reveals changes to pandemic over time

Data from the National COVID-19 Infection Survey, done in partnership between the University of Oxford, the Office of National Statistics, Public Health England, University of Manchester and the Wellcome Trust, has revealed detailed characteristics of England’s coronavirus pandemic, including which factors have contributed most to case numbers over different phases and the prevalence of asymptomatic […]