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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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Oxford spinout Optellum secures significant funding to advance pioneering AI-powered lung cancer diagnosis technology

Optellum, a University of Oxford spinout that provides a breakthrough AI platform to diagnose and treat early-stage lung cancer, has raised $14 million in a Series A funding round. The investment will enable Optellum to scale its base, operations, and commercial launches in the UK and USA; accelerate research and development; and expand its platform into personalised […]

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Preliminary findings show ‘count me in’ is making research more inclusive at Oxford Health

Oxford Health’s innovative ‘count me in’ pilot project is having a positive effect on research recruitment according to a letter published in the journal Evidence Based Mental Health. ‘Count me in’ was launched in August 2021 after studies showed that asking clinical staff to collect research contact consent was resulting in a low uptake from […]

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Brainomix Closes £16M ($21.2M) Financing Round to Expand Its Proven AI-Enabled Platform Beyond Stroke

OAHP is delighted to see this great success to a company that works not only in Oxford but increasingly across the UK and beyond.  Well done The Series B investment will enable the Oxford-based company to expand its award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) portfolio into new indications and extend into new high-growth markets OXFORD, UK, 16th […]

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Local rugby club teams up with Oxford Brookes

A new partnership is giving students valuable hands-on experience alongside their physiotherapy studies at Oxford Brookes University. The University has teamed up with Oxford Quins RFC to give ten final year BSc and MSc Physiotherapy students thirteen weeks of practical experience at the sports club. Great clinical and match day opportunities for students The students began in […]

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Major funding boost for UK’s open research agenda

Oxford Brookes University is part of a consortium of 18 universities – the UK Reproducibility Network – that has received funding of £8.5 million, over five years, to encourage open research practices in the sector. The funding includes £4.5 million from the Research England Development fund. The UK Reproducibility Network aims to ensure the UK remains a centre […]

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