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Local rugby club teams up with Oxford Brookes

A new partnership is giving students valuable hands-on experience alongside their physiotherapy studies at Oxford Brookes University. The University has teamed up with Oxford Quins RFC to give ten final year BSc and MSc Physiotherapy students thirteen weeks of practical experience at the sports club. Great clinical and match day opportunities for students The students began in […]

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Oct 26: COVID-19 info: Vaccines for 12-15 age groups, over 16s, bookings and walk in clinics, the booster programme

Bookings, timings and amendments You can book your vaccine or amend an appointment on the NHS National Booking System (NBS) or by calling 119. If you are under the age of 40 or pregnant you will automatically be offered a venue with a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as advised by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation […]

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Labelling proteins through the diet gives new insights into how collagen-rich tissues change as we age

A new study, published in eLife, uses advanced tissue analysis technology to show how the incorporation of new proteins changes in bone and cartilage with age. During ageing, cellular and physiological processes naturally decline and this is a particular problem in collagen-rich tissues such as the articular cartilage and bone, where tissue turnover is low […]

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Drug could help diabetic hearts recover after heart attack – Oxford research

Researchers at the University of Oxford have identified a drug that could ultimately help improve heart function in people with diabetes who have heart attacks. The drug, currently in clinical trials as a potential treatment for a form of anaemia, could help diabetic hearts to recover and reduce their risk of developing heart failure, according […]

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World Patient Safety Day: Quality Improvement at Oxford Health

At Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, we are always looking at how we can improve the safety of care we provide. Our commitment to continually improving is seen in the establishment of the Trust’s Oxford Healthcare Improvement Centre. Oxford Healthcare Improvement Centre’s aim is to improve patient safety and the quality of care through a programme […]

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Major funding boost for UK’s open research agenda

Oxford Brookes University is part of a consortium of 18 universities – the UK Reproducibility Network – that has received funding of £8.5 million, over five years, to encourage open research practices in the sector. The funding includes £4.5 million from the Research England Development fund. The UK Reproducibility Network aims to ensure the UK remains a centre […]

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PATIENTS GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON URGENT AND EMERGENCY CARE AT OUH

The results of the National Urgent and Emergency Care Survey 2020 are published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on Wednesday 15 September. The national survey was completed by patients at 132 Emergency Departments, including at the two Emergency Departments (at the Horton General and John Radcliffe hospitals) run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation […]

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OUH AND PARTNERS’ COVID-19 RESPONSE NOMINATED FOR HSJ AWARDS

A collaborative project involving Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), Defence Medical Services (DMS), and the University of Oxford’s Radcliffe Department of Medicine is in the running for a prestigious honour at the HSJ Awards 2021.  The Defence COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery Service (DCRS) is shortlisted for the Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award, which celebrates excellence in healthcare and health […]

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Oxford to assess revolutionary multi-cancer blood test in trial, for future implementation in the NHS

 A partnership between the University of Oxford and GRAIL, LLC will evaluate the use of a new, non-invasive, multi-cancer early detection test known as Galleri in suspected cancer patients. The national SYMPLIFY study aims to demonstrate this revolutionary technology can benefit patients and detect many cancers earlier. Ultimately Galleri could be used in routine visits […]

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Researchers develop machine learning algorithm to diagnose deep vein thrombosis

A team of researchers are developing the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm with the aim of diagnosing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) more quickly and as effectively as traditional radiologist-interpreted diagnostic scans, potentially cutting down long patient waiting lists and avoiding patients unnecessarily receiving drugs to treat DVT when they don’t have it. DVT […]

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