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£3 million awarded to establish HealthTech Research Centre

The University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded £3 million by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to establish a new HealthTech Research Centre (HRC). The five-year award will support the development and evaluation of innovative health technologies […]

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Oxford to lead global collaboration to research and develop next-generation COVID-19 and flu vaccines

The project is headed by Oxford University’s Professor Teresa Lambe OBE (Calleva Head of Vaccinology and Immunology, Department of Paediatrics) and co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and Paul Klenerman (Sidney Truelove Professor, Nuffield Department of Medicine) £8 million funding from UKRI will catalyse global cooperation to improve understanding of existing COVID-19 vaccines and enhance […]

New AI tool could help predict viral outbreaks

As the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated, viruses can quickly evolve new ways of evading our immune systems, undermining our efforts to control outbreaks. But a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School could help predict new viral variants before they emerge. The findings have been published […]

Team Oxfordshire ready to tackle winter pressures

As we prepare for the busy winter months, health and social care professionals across Oxfordshire are building on their experience of working together throughout the year and during previous winters. Colleagues from the county’s hospitals, GP practices, social services, community health services, ambulance services, mental health services, and voluntary sector are working together as ‘Team […]

New research endoscopy service launches

The launch of a new endoscopy service at the University of Oxford’s Experimental Medicine Clinical Research Facility (EMCRF) will enhance the collection of data for research projects, and relieve pressure on the NHS Trust’s endoscopy unit. The facility is hosted by the University’s Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences. ‘This facility will really […]

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Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley

  A new name for the Oxford AHSN From 1 October the Oxford AHSN will be renamed Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley. AHSNs are becoming Health Innovation Networks as they start a new licence to 2028, continuing to work with NHS partners to develop new care pathways and support adoption of innovations to improve […]

Oxford ranked third most intensive science and innovation cluster in the world

Oxford has been recognised as one of the top science and innovation clusters in the world, according to new data released this week from the upcoming 2023 Global Innovation Index (GII). The index establishes clusters through analysis of patent-filing activity and scientific article publication, documenting the geographical areas around the world with the highest density […]

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Oxford to launch UK’s first trials unit dedicated to precision-prevention and early detection studies

University of Oxford researchers have been given a £1 million boost to support their strategy of developing cancer prevention treatments and early diagnostic tools for people at high risk of cancer. Cancer Research UK is investing the money over the next five years into a partnership between the University’s Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO) and the Primary […]

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Research Networking Event

Oxford University Hospitals Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Practitioners (NMAHPs), Pharmacists and Clinical Scientists met colleagues from Oxford Brookes University on Monday 3 July 2023 for a research networking event where they explored how they could take their research ideas forward. The staff, who represented all levels of experience from across the Trust’s Divisions, presented their […]