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CANCER CARE STILL AVAILABLE IN OXFORDSHIRE DURING COVID-19

GPs and clinicians in Oxfordshire are supporting a national NHS campaign reminding people that cancer care is still available during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A recent survey showed that nearly half of the public would delay or not seek medical help at all, with 22 per cent not wanting to burden the health service, and a similar number […]

MINIMAL RISK OF CATCHING COVID-19 AS A RESULT OF ENDOSCOPY, STUDY FINDS

More than 6,000 patients who underwent endoscopy at 18 NHS hospitals since the start of pandemic have been tested and none contracted COVID as a result of the procedure, a study involving clinicians from Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has found. Clinicians hope the findings will persuade people that it is safe to […]

Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian Community

Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.  Led by Oxford University researchers, the PRINCIPLE trial is working across all UK communities to evaluate if treatment administered early in the course of the Covid-19 illness can help people aged over 50 […]

Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2

Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, according to a large study modelling how the virus might infect different animals’ cells, involving Oxford Brookes University academics.  The study which was led by UCL and published in Scientific Reports reports evidence that 26 animals regularly in contact with people may be susceptible […]

New study reveals medium-term impact of COVID-19

Initial findings from a study looking at the longer-term impact of COVID-19 has found that a large proportion COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital were still experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression two to three months after contracting the virus. The University of Oxford scientists carrying out the C-MORE study have also detected abnormalities […]

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 […]

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’s OpenABM-Covid19 mathematical model helps UK and other countries to control the coronavirus epidemic

A team of mathematical modellers and epidemiologists at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine release the latest model of a population responding to the coronavirus epidemic. The model – OpenABM-Covid19 – provides public health decision-makers with the ability to review the potential progression and outcome of the coronavirus, including fluctuations in infected individuals, hospitalisations, intensive care unit […]