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Innovation centre a step closer following £1.3m funding support

A new innovation centre in Buckinghamshire is on track to open later this year following a successful bid for funds. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership agreed to provide £1.3m in capital funds to the Buckinghamshire Life Sciences Innovation Centre. The Buckinghamshire Life Sciences Innovation Centre will have bases at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Bucks […]

Royal College accreditation achieved at all memory clinics in the Oxford AHSN region

All 12 memory clinics for dementia patients in the Oxford AHSN region have achieved a national ‘gold standard’ quality benchmark. It means thousands of people with dementia and their carers now get accredited care wherever they live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire. The Oxford AHSN appointed an experienced memory clinic nurse Maureen Cundell […]

New standard measures to improve care for patients with IBD developed by international collaboration including Oxford AHSN

New standard measures aimed at improving care for thousands of patients living with a long-term condition have been developed by an international collaboration including the Oxford Academic Health Science Network. Since 2015 the Oxford AHSN has been working with the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measures (ICHOM) to develop a ‘Standard Set’ of clinical outcomes […]

Thousands could benefit from new stroke treatment

Almost 10,000 UK stroke patients a year could benefit from a new procedure, according to research presented today by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and partners at the UK Stroke Forum Conference in Liverpool. Stroke is a serious, life-threatening and often debilitating condition which can have a devastating impact on patients and their families. In […]

The Accelerated Access Review sets out ways to speed up adoption of healthcare innovation

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) supports a new national report which has clear recommendations to the UK government on reforms to speed up patients’ access to innovative medicines, technologies and products. The Accelerated Access Review (AAR) aims to make the UK the best place in the world to design, develop and deliver healthcare […]

Structural Genomics Consortium wins Oxford AHSN collaboration award

  Pioneering work in the field of drug discovery earned the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) the 2016 Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) collaboration award. Prof Chas Bountra, Director of SGC Oxford, received the prize at the OBN Awards dinner in Oxford Town Hall this evening (Thursday 6 October). Prof Bountra was joined by […]

Best ideas from healthcare innovators win support from expert panel

Dozens of healthcare innovators pitched their ideas to a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style panel at Oxford’s new digital health hub. The best six will now be tested further to see if they can bring real benefits to the NHS. In total 38 people outlined their proposals to harness digital innovation for better healthcare in front of the […]

UK astronaut Tim Peake highlights healthcare innovation in Oxfordshire

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network supported a major event which focused on how world-class work at Harwell and the wider life sciences cluster can lead to improvements in healthcare. Major Tim Peake, pictured right, spoke about his time on the International Space Station during the event at Harwell Campus on 21 September. He said: “Keeping […]

Patients urged to ‘open up’ to get the most from their medicines

A new campaign is under way to help patients make best use of their prescription medicines. Hundreds of GPs and community pharmacists across Berkshire and Oxfordshire are backing the ‘Open up about medicines’ initiative. Campaign coordinator Lindsey Roberts said: “There are two main messages for patients. Firstly, we want them to open up their medicines […]

£126.5m for Oxford medical research

The University of Oxford and local NHS partners have won £126.5 million to support medical research. The money, from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), includes £113.7 million for the existing University of Oxford/Oxford University Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and £12.8 million for a new Biomedical Research Centre specialising in mental health and dementia, […]

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