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Eight Oxford scientists are amongst 50 of the UK’s world-leading researchers elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences this year.  More information can be found here Particular congratulations to Helen McShane, Director, Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Vaccinology, University of Oxford. Professor McShane leads a translational research […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the Oxford Science Blog explores how the University of Oxford has been researching the potential of online psychological treatments to support better mental health care. The effects of the internet revolution over the past decade alone has been astounding. From the palm of our hand, the top of our […]

AI and Dementia

Using machine learning (AI) techniques to analyse complex cohort data, a group of researchers at the University of Oxford uncovered hidden patterns in cohort data that might identify those at risk of developing dementia, or indicate promising areas for research into treatments. With dementia set to triple by 2050, scientists are looking for ways to […]

Oxford AHSN publishes its review of 2018/2019

The Report from the Oxford AHSN can be read in full here  The Business plan for 2019/2020 has also been published and can be read here Both documents show the great scope and depth and reach of the AHSN’s work.

New service for pregnant women, mothers and families

Pregnant women, mothers and their families are to benefit from a new specialist  service offering tailored mental health treatment. Pregnant women, mothers and their families are to benefit from a new specialist service offering tailored mental health treatment. More than 1 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year […]

Unmet needs for cancer patients

Physical and psychological support for patients with the deadliest common cancer are not being met according to the first ever UK survey into the experiences of people with pancreatic cancer. The survey was conducted by Oxford Brookes University researchers in conjunction with The Picker Institute and commissioned by leading charity Pancreatic Cancer UK. The findings […]

Be aware of Heart Health

The specialist team at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be speaking to the public about heart failure as part of a European-wide awareness day on Wednesday 8 May 2019. The Heart Failure Team will be manning an information stall at the John Radcliffe Hospital as part of Heart Failure Awareness Day to speak […]

New Chairman for Oxford Health

David Walker has been appointed as the new Chair of OH Foundation Trust. He succeeds Martin Howell , who served as chair since 2019 and completed his last term of office at the end of March 2019. The Trust’s Council of Governors, which includes elected representatives of the public and staff, made the appointment at its […]

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc: government ambition and joint declaration between government and local partners

The government’s ambition for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc as an area of significant economic potential, including a joint declaration between government and local partners. More information can be found here

Sale of land at the Churchill Hospital

16 April 2019 Please pass this message onto staff who do not have access to email. I wrote earlier today to all staff at the Churchill Hospital to tell them the news that the Board of OUH have agreed to sell 10 acres of land on the east side of the Churchill Hospital site to […]

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