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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More than half of Year 12 students report poor mental well being since lock down

A school-based survey of students in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire examined over 200 key factors in the lives and expectations of young people, aged 8-18 years, helping to shed light on mental health during lock down. The Oxford University-led study included 19,000 students from 237 schools across Berkshire East, Berkshire West, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, […]

Understanding of the timing of transmissionm dynamics

Understanding the timing of transmission dynamics of Covid-19 is crucial for optimising public health interventions and reducing the burden on communities. Knowledge of the period of high infectiousness is particularly useful in the context of contact tracing as it allows to identify the contacts at highest risk of having contracted the disease, maximising the number […]

Development of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine expands into US Phase III clinical trial

A new arm of the ongoing global clinical trials of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine led by AstraZeneca has launched in the US to assess safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of the vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. Our vaccine work is progressing quickly. To ensure you have the latest information or to find out more about […]

LOW-DOSE CORTICOSTEROIDS FOUND TO REDUCE MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE COVID-19

Oxford patients, clinicians and researchers have contributed important data to new global research which shows that corticosteroids can significantly improve outcomes for severely ill patients with COVID-19. Four research papers published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reinforce evidence that these inexpensive and widely available drugs improve outcomes for the most critically […]