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$10 million gift for new Nanoscience Institute in Oxford

A new institute for nanoscience research is to open in Oxford thanks to a $10 million gift from The Kavli Foundation. The new Kavli Institute for NanoScience Discovery (Kavli INSD) at Oxford will be a unique combination of structural biology with world-leading biochemistry, pathology, chemistry, physics, physiology and engineering. Based in a new building at […]

Oxford AHSC Annual Report

The Annual Report to 31 March 2020 has been submitted to NIHR and NHSE/I and is available here

OUH gives update to the Oxfordshire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Positive feedback from Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) (thanks to Chris Cunningham for the Trust Management Executive (TME) update) Dr Bruno Holthof, our Chief Executive Officer, briefed TME members on positive feedback from the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) meeting which finished shortly before TME started. Oxfordshire HOSC is […]


The NHS in Oxfordshire is reminding people with long term conditions that this year it’s more important than ever for them to have their free flu vaccination. Research shows that if people get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, they are more likely to be seriously ill or be admitted to hospital. Dr Ed […]


This article is from 26 November 2020 – the situation may change with time. People in Oxfordshire are being urged to continue the good work that has helped reduce the county’s COVID cases during November when national lockdown is lifted and new local restrictions are introduced on 2 December 2020. Oxfordshire has been placed into […]

Universities roll out rapid COVID-19 tests to help students travel home safely for Christmas

Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford are offering students free and fast COVID-19 tests so that they can travel home safely this Christmas and prevent the further spread of the coronavirus to friends, families and the community. The tests will begin on Oxford Brookes campuses this weekend and at Oxford colleges by 30 […]

Oxford Brookes joins Productivity Institute

Oxford Brookes Business School is part of a new institute that will boost ground-breaking research to explore how to increase productivity, boost wages and support the economic recovery across the UK, backed by a £37 million government investment. The Productivity Institute is based at the University of Manchester and will identify barriers to increase productivity levels across […]

Inhaled corticosteroids to be investigated as a possible treatment for Covid-19 in national PRINCIPLE Trial

In Covid-19, inhaled budesonide may prevent damaging inflammation, stop the virus from getting into lung cells and inhibit viral replication. From 27 November 2020, the inhaled corticosteroid budesonide will be investigated as part of the UK’s national priority platform trial for Covid-19 treatments that can be taken at home. Led by the University of Oxford, […]

Training programme for midwives using real fetal heart sounds wins national patient safety award

Innovative training to improve the safety of women and babies in low risk labour developed in the Thames Valley has won a national award. The initiative won the Patient Safety Innovation of the Year category at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards. It was also highly commended in the Education and Training category. The practical online programme is the […]