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The Duke of Westminster donates £1m to Oxford University’s COVID-19 mental health research

Hugh Grosvenor, The Duke of Westminster, has donated £1m towards Oxford University’s COVID-19 mental health research programmes. This is part of the £10m donation announced by the Westminster Foundation last month to support the national COVID-19 relief effort. The grant will be made available through the Westminster Foundation to support the University’s Department of Psychiatry, which […]

PRIMARY CARE STILL AVAILABLE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Doctors in Oxfordshire are encouraging people to contact their local GP surgery to get medical advice if they have any concerns about their health.  GP practices are still open to care for their patients and are doing all they can to ensure patients, staff and the general public stay safe and avoid spreading COVID-19.  Digital […]

HCQ with antibiotics to treat COVID-19 could be dangerous for the heart

Researchers from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG) have collaborated on an international study that demonstrates a detailed mechanistic understanding of how the anti-malaria drug, Hydroxychloroquine, combined with antibiotics, can cause adverse cardiac side-effects in COVID-19 patients. This gives weight to US Federal advice against using this combined treatment. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a drug normally […]

Mental Health Urgent Care Centre launched in Buckinghamshire

A Mental Health Urgent Care Centre has been launched in Buckinghamshire to support adults who need vital mental health care during the coronavirus outbreak.  The urgent care centre, established at Peach Tree House in the grounds of Whiteleaf Mental Health Centre in Aylesbury, offers a round-the-clock alternative to A&E for people who require immediate in-person care […]

THANK YOU – DOMESTIC ASSISTANTS

Today we want to say a special thank you to a really, really important group of people. These are the Domestic Assistants from Bouygues Energies & Services (ByES), some of whom are pictured here in the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital. This is the team that manages the day to day running and support services […]

‘THANK YOU FOR MY LIFE’

A patient who spent nearly three weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 has thanked Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for saving his life.  Ken Wood was cared for at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for 19 days after being rushed to hospital with a high temperature and difficulty breathing. The 60-year-old received ventilator treatment on the […]

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to begin phase II/III human trials

University of Oxford researchers have begun recruiting for the next phase in human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine in human volunteers. The phase I trial in healthy adult volunteers began in April. More than 1,000 immunisations have been completed and follow-up is currently ongoing. The next study will enrol up to 10,260 adults and children and will […]

Advice available via HOTLINE

A dedicated hotline has been set up by healthcare partners to help people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Teams at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and neighbouring Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) have worked together to create and man the hotline, which is now live. Designed for patients who need urgent clinical advice, […]

Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care

A scheme that pays hospitals to deliver high quality care has been shown to improve the outcomes for patients with broken hips in England. © Shutterstock Hip fractures are a major cause of death and disability among older people worldwide, with 70,000 cases every year in the UK, which cost the NHS around £2 billion. […]

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