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New Maternity Early Warning Score to be implemented across the NHS

Researchers in Oxford have developed a new maternity early warning score that is derived from patient data. The new system, which is being rolled out across the English NHS, will help healthcare providers identify and respond to signs of deterioration in pregnant women. Maternity Early Warning Scores (MEWS) are widely used throughout hospitals in the […]

Oxford spinout Brainomix is revolutionising stroke care through AI

This year, around 100,000 people in the UK will have a stroke. AI algorithms developed by a University of Oxford spinout company are ensuring that more stroke patients will receive better care and outcomes. It’s no coincidence that the best-known acronym for spotting signs of a stroke urges FAST action. Every second counts, not least for […]

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BRC interns take first steps on their research pathway

Eight Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) healthcare professionals have taken their first steps on the clinical academic pathway after presenting the results of their six-month NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) internship research projects. The internships are aimed at Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Pharmacists and Healthcare Scientists (NMAHPPS) who have little or no research experience. The BRC […]

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FCDO Minister meets with University of Oxford’s vaccine researchers

The University of Oxford today welcomed the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister for Development and Africa, to the laboratories and clinics of several of its vaccine development groups. Mr. Mitchell, along with Professor Charlotte Watts, FCDO Chief Scientific Adviser and Director for Research and Evidence, toured the research facilities of the Jenner Institute, the […]

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Next step in plans for Warneford Park

Plans for Warneford Park took a step forward as partners in the project signed a Conditional Option Agreement (COA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing how they will work together going forward. If plans are approved, Warneford Park will provide a new mental health hospital alongside a major brain health research and innovation campus and […]

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OUH physiotherapists win NIHR fellowships

Two physiotherapists based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre have been successful in obtaining an NIHR Doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (DCAF). Lucy Dove and Simon Wood will begin their fellowships in 2024. The DCAF scheme constitutes the doctoral tier of the Health Education England (HEE) and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical […]

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Mental Health Mission for mental health research – who is involved?

Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) members,  the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, alongside Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (OH BRC) and other partners  are part of the Government’s new Mental Health Mission – designed to develop radical new treatments for mental health […]

OUH appoints Chief Nursing Officer

Yvonne Christley has been appointed as the Chief Nursing Officer of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) and will take up her post on 1 May 2024. Yvonne is currently Chief Nursing Officer at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, having previously been Deputy Chief Nurse at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Professor […]

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MetaGuideX awarded £100,000 industry impact funding

Oxford Brookes University-based spinout company, MetaGuideX, has secured £100,000 funding to further develop the company’s cancer detection technology. MetaGuideX will use the Innovate UK Industry Impact grant to access specialist microscopes at the Central Laser Facility at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on the Harwell Campus. The company is led by Dr Ryan Pink, Reader in […]

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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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