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New Global Health Podcast Series from International Health and Tropical Medicine (IHTM)

IHTM has launched the first two episodes in an exciting new podcast series looking at emerging and recurrent themes in global health. A photo of Proochista Ariana and Caesar Atuire in the podcast recording room, recording the IHTM podcast series. The series is called: Unpacking the Fundamentals of Global Health: Towards a New Generation of […]

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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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Whitehouse Dialysis Unit opens in Milton Keynes

A new renal dialysis unit in Milton Keynes run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) has officially opened, providing specialist services for kidney patients closer to home. The 16-bed facility is based at the state-of-the-art Whitehouse Health Centre and opened its doors to some of its first patients in December 2023 ahead of […]

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Study assesses long-term risk of invasive breast cancer after pre-invasive disease

Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) outside the National Health Service breast screening programme are around four times as likely to develop invasive breast cancer and to die from breast cancer than women in the general population, finds a University of Oxford study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) This […]

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New guidance published to aid researchers evaluating surgical robots

Surgical robotics are amongst the most complex devices entering healthcare, but how should we evaluate them? Published in Nature Medicine, the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment and Long-term monitoring (IDEAL) Robotics Colloquium outlines the latest guidance to aid researchers evaluating surgical robots. Surgical robots are poised to significantly alter the healthcare landscape, with expansion of the […]

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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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Using Innovation Enhancing Techniques (IETs) as a framework for creative solutions

Medical student, Anuraag Vazirani, and fellow colleagues from St Cross College, recently published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports, in which they introduce Innovation Enhancing Techniques (IETs) to address challenges in healthcare and biomedicine, offering a versatile framework for creative solutions. Their study aims to give entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers a toolkit to create […]

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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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