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Anticoagulation initiative will cut strokes and save costs

An innovative collaboration between the NHS and Bayer is supporting GPs in Buckinghamshire to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The ‘Excellence in AF’ initiative, led by Oxford AHSN and the Bucks Clinical Commissioning Groups, is a collaborative approach which brings together clinical and quality improvement expertise from a range of organisations to […]

Wanted: volunteers to help researchers take over shopping centre

How does your brain and body change as you get older and how do you stay healthy all that time? As part of Dementia Awareness Week  – 15th-21st May – Oxford researchers will be part of an event on ageing and dementia in Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, called ‘Ageing: from birth and beyond’. Organised […]

‘Get Physical’ initiative is template others should follow

County sports partnerships across England are being urged to follow the example of ‘Get Physical’ and set up similar collaborations to improve workplace health and wellbeing. Dr Paul Durrands, Chief Operating Officer of Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN), is today (13 March) highlighting the success of Get Physical – and how it could be […]

Oxford AHSN to help industry and innovators trade with EU countries

The Oxford AHSN Clinical Innovation Adoption (CIA) programme has secured funding of €248,000 to deliver a comprehensive “one stop” information point for industry and innovators seeking to trade in EU countries. The aim is to bring together in a single place key aspects of a country’s healthcare market, including market structure, regulation, how to provide […]

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 […]

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