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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 […]

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 […]

IMPOWER and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sign collaboration agreement

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and IMPOWER Consulting have announced a collaborative working agreement in relation to improving impact to health and social care. The aim of the partnership is two-fold. Using its advanced capabilities in technology and digital, the Trust will work with IMPOWER to drive innovation that will benefit health and social […]

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 […]

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 […]

Key discovery in Psoriatic Arthritis points way for developing targeted treatments

A new study has revealed psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Sanger Institute identified high levels of a specific receptor in immune cells from psoriatic arthritis patients, giving the strongest evidence yet of a single cause for the disease. A […]