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News Articles: COVID-19

Life Sciences Vision

The document Life Sciences Vision was published in early July and is available here life-sciences-vision July 2021 Professor Sir John Bell, chairman of the OAHP Board, played a leading role in its development and in the introduction from Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, he says “I cannot think of a time when we […]

OUH CANCER RESEARCH TEAM SHORTLISTED FOR TOP NURSING ACCOLADE

An Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) early phase clinical trials team have been named as finalists for the prestigious RCN Nursing Awards 2021.  The team, based at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, have been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing’ category, which is sponsored by Cancer Research UK. The RCN Nursing Awards shortlist showcases the best of […]

Oxford researchers identify levels of antibody protection required to prevent symptomatic COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Oxford have today released their findings about the so-called ‘correlates of protection’ against symptomatic COVID-19; potentially a tool to speed up safe development of new vaccines which may assist regulators in assessing the likely potency of any new COVID-19 vaccine without the need for Phase III efficacy trial data. There […]

£24m Investment into Adolescent Mental Health to Enable Young People to Flourish

UKRI have announced a major £24 million investment into improving the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents in the UK. One of the projects being funded is led by Professor Kam Bhui in the Department of Psychiatry, it will bring together diverse creative-arts, digital and health experts to investigate how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can […]

First trial participants vaccinated with Oxford COVID-19 variant vaccine

The University of Oxford in partnership with AstraZeneca began vaccinations on 27 June 2021 for a new phase in human trials to test a COVID-19 vaccine ‘AZD2816’ in volunteers against the B.1.351 variant of concern – commonly known as the Beta variant. The Phase II/III trial, sponsored and led by AstraZeneca will recruit approximately 2,250 […]

DEDICATED SERVICE CREATED TO SUPPORT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF OUH STAFF

A dedicated Psychological Medicine Staff Support Service has been created to support staff working at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) – thanks to the support of NHS Charities Together. Oxford Hospitals Charity was successful in bidding for £150,000 from NHS Charities Together to fund two clinical psychologist roles and one part time clinical psychiatrist who will […]

RECOVERY trial Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody combination reduces deaths for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial has demonstrated that the investigational antibody combination developed by Regeneron reduces the risk of death when given to patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own. The treatment uses a combination of two monoclonal antibodies (casirivimab and imdevimab, known […]

Treating Needle Fears May Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rates by 10%

A new large-scale study shows that a quarter of the UK adult population screens positive for a potential injection phobia. Strikingly, these individuals were twice as likely to report that they were COVID-19 vaccine hesitant – that is, they would put off getting vaccinated or indeed never get the jab. The study indicates that if […]

Impaired antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination in patients with myeloid blood cancers

Oxford researchers have found that antibody responses to the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in people with chronic myeloid blood cancers are not as strong as those among the general population. While this is expected to improve with the second dose, this important finding may help influence the design of future vaccination strategies, with further […]

Oxford to play host to crucial G7 health talks

The 2021 G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting will be held in-person in Oxford on 3-4 June and will bring together health leaders from the world’s leading democracies to agree life-saving action in critical areas of global health.  They will convene at Oxford University, which has been at the heart of the global fight against COVID-19, with world-leading […]