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Oxford leads first trial investigating dosing with alternating vaccines

The University of Oxford is to lead the first trial to explore alternating different COVID-19 vaccines, to explore the potential for flexibility in delivery and look for clues as to how to increase the breadth of protection against new virus strains. Our vaccine work is progressing quickly. To ensure you have the latest information or […]

New ‘DIGIT Lab’ launched to help businesses close digital transformation gap

A new research centre involving three academics from Oxford Brookes Business School will help large organisations adapt to the rapid pace of digital transformation in society. The DIGIT (Digital Innovation for Growth, Impact and Transformation (DIGIT) Lab has been announced as one of six new national Next Stage Digital Economy Centres by the Engineering and […]

The great outdoors: £1 million grant to study countryside rights of way

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of accessing nature to people’s health and wellbeing, with 42% of adults saying that ‘visiting green and natural spaces has been even more important to their wellbeing since coronavirus’*. Now a £1 million project will be researching the mapping, development, use and experience of twentieth and twenty-first century rights of […]

Early animal studies yield promising results for new potential COVID-19 vaccine

Studies carried out in the MRC Human Immunology Unit (MRC HIU) in collaboration with the Pirbright Institute have shown that a new potential vaccine against COVID-19, named RBD-SpyVLP, produces a strong antibody response in mice and pigs, providing vital information for the further development of the vaccine. Although this type of vaccine is not a […]

Oxford University vaccine developer joins day of vaccinations at the Kassam Stadium

Today, Andrew Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity at the University of Oxford, and chief investigator of the trials of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 coronavirus vaccine, volunteered his time to help deliver live-saving Covid vaccinations at the newly opened NHS Vaccine Centre at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford. © Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust The first […]

New COVID – vaccination centre at the Kassam Stadium

The Kassam Stadium in Oxford has opened as a Covid-19 mass vaccination centre.  More information can be found here  Front-line patient-facing staff will be the first to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination at the venue. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust will run the centre – one of 32 new NHS vaccination centres – for 12 hours […]

Updates Briefing for Oxfordshire Stakeholders

The OUH Communications team produces a fortnightly briefing for key stakeholders with our partners in the Oxfordshire health and care system including Oxfordshire CCG, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The latest issue was published on Friday 22 January. The briefing has a wealth of information which you may find of interest […]

Dr Karl Marlowe to join Oxford Health as Chief Medical Officer

Dynamic medical leader to join Trust this Spring to further clinical excellence, quality improvement and ensuring the Trust’s research and development work receives international acclaim Oxford Health is to be joined by a new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in Spring 2021 who has his sights set on clinical excellence, quality improvement and ensuring the Trust’s […]

£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 […]