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News Articles: COVID-19

Study reveals high number of persistent COVID-19

A new study led by the University of Oxford has found that a high proportion of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the general population lead to persistent infections lasting a month or more. The findings have been published today in the journal Nature. It has long been thought that prolonged COVID-19 infections in immunocompromised individuals may have […]

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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 well-placed for post-pandemic clinical research

Clinical research at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic in a leaner and more focused way, with studies only resuming if they are considered likely to deliver. In March 2020, Oxford, like the rest of the country, paused all of its clinical research activities to reduce the risk […]

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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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OUH and partners’ Covid-19 response nominated for HSJ Awards

A collaborative project involving Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), Defence Medical Services (DMS), and the University of Oxford’s Radcliffe Department of Medicine is in the running for a prestigious honour at the HSJ Awards 2021.  The Defence COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery Service (DCRS) is shortlisted for the Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award, which celebrates excellence in healthcare and health […]

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Vaccine for treating cancer made possible using Oxford COVID vaccine technology

Research from the University of Oxford and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has shown that the technology behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has potential in treating cancer Scientists from the University of Oxford and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research are building on the success of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 to develop a […]

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Pulmonary rehab clinic underway this summer at Oxford Brookes

A partnership between two leading education and health organisations has led to face-to-face rehabilitation work returning for the first time in many months. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Brookes University have been running pulmonary rehabilitation clinics which have been supporting vulnerable patients at the university’s Marston Road site in Headington. The clinics enable local […]

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OAHP Annual Report and case studies for 2020/2021

The OAHP has produced its first Annual Report with accompanying case studies and this has been submitted to NIHR.  It can be accessed Paper 4 Oxford Academic Health Partners AHSC Annual Report 2020-2021_FINAL The Report covers progress towards objectives and highlights the significant activities during the year.  The Case Studies cover@ Pandemic preparedness : responding […]

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Life Sciences Vision

The document Life Sciences Vision was published in early July and is available here life-sciences-vision July 2021 Professor Sir John Bell, chairman of the OAHP Board, played a leading role in its development and in the introduction from Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, he says “I cannot think of a time when we […]

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OUH Cancer research team shortlisted for top nursing accolade

An Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) early phase clinical trials team have been named as finalists for the prestigious RCN Nursing Awards 2021.  The team, based at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, have been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing’ category, which is sponsored by Cancer Research UK. The RCN Nursing Awards shortlist showcases the best of […]

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