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£100 million donation from Ineos to create new institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

A new state of the art institute for antimicrobial research is to open at Oxford University thanks to a £100 million donation from Ineos. Ineos, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, and the University of Oxford are launching a new world-leading institute to combat the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which currently […]

OUH FIRST IN WORLD TO DELIVER LIFE-SAVING COVID OXFORD VACCINE

The NHS has today, Monday 4 January 2021, launched the rollout of the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine – with patients at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) the very first to get the life-saving jab.  At 7.30am this morning at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, dialysis patient Brian Pinker was vaccinated by Sam […]

UK National Health Service begins rollout of Oxford coronavirus vaccine

At 7.30 am today, dialysis patient Brian Pinker became the very first person to be vaccinated as part of the UK’s rollout of the Oxford / AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, with patients at the Oxford University NHS Hospitals Trust becoming the first to receive this life-saving vaccine. The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccinations will be delivered […]

Ultromics receives FDA Clearance for a first-of-kind solution in Echocardiography to help clinicians diagnose disease

A world-first, AI powered, outcomes-driven, decision support tool – EchoGo Pro, has been cleared by the FDA and is now available to clinicians across the U.S.  EchoGo Pro was trialed and validated in the UK and US, improving the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease […]

Oxford University welcomes UK regulatory emergency use authorisation of coronavirus vaccine

The University of Oxford welcomes the news that the UK Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine in the UK. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will also publish its latest advice for the […]

OUH CHIEF EXECUTIVE WELCOMES GREEN LIGHT FOR USE OF OXFORD COVID VACCINE

Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), has welcomed today’s announcement that the coronavirus vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Oxford has been approved for use in the UK. The UK Government today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in […]

AI TEST RULES OUT A COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS WITHIN ONE HOUR IN A&E

An artificial intelligence test has been shown to be able to rapidly screen patients arriving in emergency departments for COVID-19, using clinical information routinely available within the first hour of coming to hospital.  Results of the CURIAL study, published in The Lancet Digital Health, show that the AI test correctly predicted the COVID-19 status of 92.3% of […]

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK

The pandemic is testing our societal structures like never before. To deal with it successfully, we need to think and act collectively, led by our key institutions. But at a time when unity is critical, are we about to see the effects of a long-standing and corrosive drip feed of mistrust? The rapid development and […]

National COVID-19 Infections Survey reveals changes to pandemic over time

Data from the National COVID-19 Infection Survey, done in partnership between the University of Oxford, the Office of National Statistics, Public Health England, University of Manchester and the Wellcome Trust, has revealed detailed characteristics of England’s coronavirus pandemic, including which factors have contributed most to case numbers over different phases and the prevalence of asymptomatic […]

Ten Oxford Brookes academics amongst REF panel membership appointments

Ten leading academics from Oxford Brookes University have been appointed to panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Named amongst over 400 members, assessors and specialist advisers, they will play a key role in assessing the wider impact of research in UK universities. The REF is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of […]