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World AHPS Day – check this out – Who’s it for? All AHPs: Art Therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists and podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, radiographers, and last but by no means least speech and language therapists. As well as anyone who wants to celebrate […]


A new local contact tracing system is being launched by the councils in Oxfordshire to help people who’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the continued effort to #StopTheSpread.  Oxfordshire County Council and the county’s five district councils will work to contact people that the NHS test and trace national system is unable to […]

Oxford academics recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Professor Keith Hawton and Professor Sarah Walker who have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Professor Keith Hawton, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, is appointed CBE for services to Suicide Prevention. Professor Sarah Walker, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department […]

Healthy Ageing: Visions for our Futures 2 – 30 November 2020

“Ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live”. World Health Organisation Oxford Brookes University is delighted to mark the Decade of Healthy Ageing with a month of free lunchtime seminars, workshops and talks to illustrate the breadth and depth […]

Eight SMEs join latest Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme

Eight start-up companies have been selected to join the latest Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme.  They were chosen after successfully pitching their ideas to a panel of industry leaders, investors and senior AHSN staff. Their innovations relate to drug discovery, diagnostics, digital health and service delivery.  By the end of November the eight SMEs should have developed a […]

Hospitalised COVID-19 patients shown to be younger and healthier than flu patients

Patients hospitalised with COVID-19 were more likely male, younger and, in both the US and Spain, had fewer comorbidities and lower medication use than hospitalized influenza patients according to a recent study published recently by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community. This global network study, which included more than 34,000 COVID-19 patients […]


More than 100 protective screens have been manufactured to help keep patients, visitors, and staff at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The screens, made by the Trust’s Orthotics team, have been fitted in workspaces and public areas, such as reception areas, to keep people safe as services resume across the […]

Oxford’s OpenABM-Covid19 mathematical model helps UK and other countries to control the coronavirus epidemic

A team of mathematical modellers and epidemiologists at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine release the latest model of a population responding to the coronavirus epidemic. The model – OpenABM-Covid19 – provides public health decision-makers with the ability to review the potential progression and outcome of the coronavirus, including fluctuations in infected individuals, hospitalisations, intensive care unit […]


The final phase of refurbishment work to improve patient care at the John Radcliffe Hospital’s Emergency Department has begun. Work on the Majors area at the Oxford hospital, run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, began today (Monday 21 September 2020) and is due to be completed in December 2020. Patients who are seriously […]

Key discovery in Psoriatic Arthritis points way for developing targeted treatments

A new study has revealed psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Sanger Institute identified high levels of a specific receptor in immune cells from psoriatic arthritis patients, giving the strongest evidence yet of a single cause for the disease. A […]