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OUH TO RUN NEW RADIOTHERAPY CENTRE IN MILTON KEYNES

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) and Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) have reached a formal agreement on the provision of radiotherapy services at Milton Keynes University Hospital. The new Oxford University Hospitals Radiotherapy Centre @ Milton Keynes will be run by expert clinicians from Oxford University Hospitals. The new centre will be linked to the […]

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Patients concerned about developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs

General practice patients say that they are not sufficiently warned about the possibility of developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs, according to a recent study. Oxford Brookes University expert Dr Jennifer Seddon, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, led a two-year study that explored how to improve the experience of patients who are prescribed […]

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Access to dementia research trials to be extended across the UK as Government announces nearly £50m of new funding

More people with dementia across the UK will be able to take part in research and help accelerate the development of new treatments, as the Government announces £49.9 million of new funding into a coordinated network of dementia trials sites across the country. Improving diagnosis and treatment for dementia and neurodegenerative conditions is a top […]

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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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Horton General Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre celebrated for National Data Audit

Teams at the Horton General Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre have been awarded gold and silver awards and been named as National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Providers after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.  The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement procedures to improve clinical […]

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Neuromuscular Centre recognised for outstanding care

The Oxford Muscle Service, part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), has received a Centre of Excellence award for the outstanding care delivered to patients at the John Radcliffe Hospital.  Awarded by national charity Muscular Dystrophy UK, the honour also recognises best practice and the team’s commitment to improving health and care for people living with […]

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Draft Strategy aims to transform primary care services

The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB) has published its draft Primary Care Strategy to transform general practice, community pharmacy, optometry (eye care) and dentistry. The strategy has been developed with the support of health and care partners and local people to meet the challenges facing primary care, including high demand […]

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Study reveals that duration of exposure to COVID-19 plays major role in risk of catching the virus

Using data from 7 million people notified by the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app, this is the first large-scale study to reveal how duration and proximity of contact with an infected person affects how COVID-19 is spread. A study published today in Nature shows that the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app successfully predicted people’s risk of catching the […]

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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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Call for more research investment for serious mental illness treatments

More focused research on medication for serious mental illness is needed in the UK according to a leading Oxford Professor.  Oxford University Professor Husseini Manji, global leader in the development of new medications for patients with serious mental illness discussed recently what needs to be done to make a real difference in their treatment. Professor […]

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