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Trust opens its doors to showcase innovation and history

Oxford University Hospitals threw open its doors to the public on Friday 8 September 2017 to show visitors the latest in cutting-edge imaging technology at the John Radcliffe Hospital – and some of the Churchill Hospital’s wartime history. For the full story on Oxford University Hospitals website

Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

The study was led by Dr Daniel Freeman, a consultant clinical psychologist at Oxford Health and a researcher at the University of Oxford. The study, published in the Lancet Psychiatry, found that sleep disruption is a driving factor in the occurrence of paranoia, hallucinatory experiences, and other mental health problems in young adults (university students) with […]

Professor Gavin Screaton appointed Head of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division

Professor Gavin Screaton has been appointed Head of the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Oxford. For the full story on University of Oxford website

Future of Academic Health Science Networks secured for five more years

Academic Health Science Networks are a key part of the NHS architecture with a long-term future, according to NHS England National Director of Strategy and Innovation Ian Dodge. For full story on Oxford AHSN website

Who are the NIHR?

See the new video released by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to explain who they are and what they do. The video, which is less than one minute long, describes the NIHR ‘in a nutshell’ and features people from across the NIHR who are working towards improving the health and wealth of the […]

IVF babies do not have lower cognitive skills than naturally conceived children

New research shows that between the ages of three and 11, children conceived artificially can be linked with better scores for reading and verbal tests than children conceived naturally. For the full story on University of Oxford website

Zika spread secrets tracked through new gene sequencing study

An international research collaboration studying the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. For the full story on University of Oxford website

‘Virtual reality as a healthcare tool’

Dr Freeman’s work with Oxford Health patients has previously shown that virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia, by allowing situations to face situations they fear and learn that they are actually safe. In an interview with Computer Weekly magazine, Dr Freeman said: “VR has the potential, in essence, to let many millions of people see the best […]

Oxford Health tops table for recruitment to research

Oxford Health is at the top of the table for most people recruited to take part in research studies. The Trust recruited 1,908 people to 36 studies supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network in the 2016/17 financial year. During the previous year, they recruited  1,812 people to 29 studies, […]

Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford agree ground breaking digital health deal with Drayson Technologies

Millions of NHS patients are set to benefit from the commercialisation of cutting edge technologies invented in Oxford, in a landmark licensing deal between Drayson Technologies and a partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals developed and trialled the technologies in […]

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