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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, […]

Partners positive about the role and impact of Oxford AHSN

The vast majority of Oxford Academic Health Science Network stakeholders believe it is having a positive impact in the region. Four in five (80%) of the 563 respondents in an independent survey of Oxford AHSN partners, carried out by the leading research consultancy ComRes, agreed that the network is building a culture of collaboration and […]

Showcasing innovation at the Health and Care Expo

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network has a strong presence at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester this week. The Oxford AHSN is taking part in workshops and discussions with a focus on spreading innovation at pace and scale. Highlights include: ‘What can cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) do for patient consultations?’ led by […]

Partners urged to have their say in national AHSN survey

Partners of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network are being encouraged to have their say in an independent national survey. The feedback will help paint a picture of how well the Oxford AHSN is doing in bringing together the NHS, universities and industry to spread innovation, improve patient outcomes and encourage economic growth. The survey […]

Shortlist revealed for Oxford AHSN public-private collaboration award

Three initiatives have been shortlisted for the third annual Oxford Academic Health Science Network Public-Private Collaboration Award. The prize aims to acknowledge innovative partnerships between universities, industry and the NHS which will ultimately benefit patients. The shortlist (in alphabetical order) is: Abbott Point of Care with the University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation […]

Survey highlights valuable impact of the Oxford AHSN

The vast majority of people who know the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) and its work believe it is having a positive impact in the region. Almost all respondents (95%) to an independent survey of Oxford AHSN partners across the NHS, patient groups, universities and industry said collaboration in the region was important. […]

Life sciences minister launches Oxfordshire Innovation Engine update report

George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary and Minister for Life Sciences, launched a report which assesses the progress Oxfordshire has made over the last few years in realising the growth potential of its high technology business cluster to produce greater economic benefits for the county and the UK. Entitled The Oxfordshire Innovation Update – realising the […]

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