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More than 6,000 patients who underwent endoscopy at 18 NHS hospitals since the start of pandemic have been tested and none contracted COVID as a result of the procedure, a study involving clinicians from Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has found. Clinicians hope the findings will persuade people that it is safe to […]


On Friday 23 October senior figures from Great Western Hospitals, Brighter Futures, Oxford University Hospitals and construction company John Sisk & Son Ltd met on site for a socially-distanced celebration to mark the start of work on the OUH Swindon Radiotherapy Unit. The project has been an aspiration for clinicians, health planners and local people […]

Global clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine resume

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has today authorised a restart of clinical trials of the ChAdOx1 nCov-2019 Oxford coronavirus vaccine in the USA following the trials restarting in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and Japan. On the 6th September, a standard review process triggered a voluntary pause to vaccination across all global trials to […]

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 […]

Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2

Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, according to a large study modelling how the virus might infect different animals’ cells, involving Oxford Brookes University academics.  The study which was led by UCL and published in Scientific Reports reports evidence that 26 animals regularly in contact with people may be susceptible […]

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 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 […]