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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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Oxford Brookes shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards

Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for Outstanding Entrepreneurial University in the Times Higher Education Awards 2021. Known as the ‘Oscars of Higher Education’, the awards are now in their 17th year, with 20 categories celebrating inspiring and innovative achievements across the sector. This year’s awards focus on the outstanding work from universities during the […]

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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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‘Finding our Way: An NHS Tribute Garden’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

‘Finding Our Way – An NHS Tribute Garden’ is a celebration of the incredible efforts of the thousands of people who fought – and are still fighting – the COVID-19 pandemic on our behalf. The garden is designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and presented by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University. Everyone has […]

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Eight Oxford researchers win top UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Today eight Oxford University academics have been awarded significant financial funding from the UKRI ‘Future Leaders Fellowships scheme’ that was created to help develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business. Science Minister Amanda Solloway announced nearly 100 new Fellows, who will share in £113 million funding, with individual […]

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RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW GARDEN CELEBRATES TIRELESS WORK OF NHS STAFF

A garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will celebrate the tireless work of NHS staff, as well as commemorating all key worker efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding Our Way: An NHS Tribute Garden is designed to mark the efforts of all staff who cared for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen for […]

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DOUBLE SUCCESS AT HSJ VALUE AWARDS

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is celebrating a double dose of success after scooping two national awards at the HSJ Value Awards 2021.The diabetes data dashboard, a partnership involving Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG), Oxford Health, and South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCWCSU), won the Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year, while the Oxford Integrated […]

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Coronavirus Epidemics first hit more than 21,000 years ago

Sarbecoviruses have crossed into humans twice in the last decade, leading to the deadly SARS-CoV-1 outbreak in 2002-04 and the current COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A new Oxford University Study, published today, shows that the most recent common ancestor of these viruses existed more than 21,000 years ago, nearly 30 times older […]

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