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Read our December newsletter

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network December newsletter is full of news and information including: Multiple national success for our innovative prize-winning partners Oxford AHSN establishes unique partnership with Johnson & Johnson Industry visit for would-be NHS innovators Funding: Oxford AHSN to develop global outcome measures Health Foundation winners Latest reports … and new web […]

Oxford AHSN establishes strategic partnership with Johnson & Johnson

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network has entered a strategic partnership with the global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The Oxford AHSN already enjoys a very productive relationship with J&J which is one of the largest employers linked to healthcare in our region with its headquarters in High Wycombe. Now the two organisations have […]

Our NHS partners feature in healthcare awards

Innovative work across the Oxford AHSN region was recognised in a leading healthcare awards competition. Suicide prevention training run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust was highly commended in the Improving Outcomes through Learning and Development category of the HSJ Awards. The Oxford AHSN is looking closely at how to integrate this initiative into its […]

New programme for frontline NHS innovators

A new programme offers NHS staff a helping hand to turn their smart ideas into real patient benefits. Applications are open now for ‘Innovating in Healthcare Settings’ which is run by Buckinghamshire New University. The programme is free to participants thanks to funding from Health Education Thames Valley. It is open to all NHS staff […]

Programme to raise awareness of rare forms of diabetes launched

The Oxford AHSN Diabetes Clinical Network has launched a programme to educate health professionals about rare forms of diabetes and the importance of testing for them. The team of doctors and diabetes specialist nurses are running a series of education events. The training programme builds on research funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. […]

What would you look like with flu? Owen, seven, has the answer!

Dozens of young artists took up the challenge to produce an unusual self-portrait. Schoolchildren aged 5-7 were encouraged to make a poster showing what they would look like with flu. Seven-year-old Owen Lock from RAF Benson primary school emerged as the overall winner. Owen was six at the time he submitted his poster, right. Dr […]

November newsletter highlights effective collaborations

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network’s November newsletter includes an introduction by Chief Executive Prof Gary Ford on the value of collaboration. It also features a number of updates including: Oxford to lead drive towards personalised care Oxford projects in national innovation showcase Report published into intra-operative fluid management Open evening launches new course for […]

New project creates opportunities for the public and healthcare professionals to work together

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network and some of its partner organisations are looking for members of the public, patients and carers (lay people) to take part in a unique project where they will work with healthcare professionals to make a difference to local services. The ‘Leading Together’ programme trains patients and healthcare professionals together. […]

Best Care Clinical Networks review completed

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network has completed a review of its Best Care clinical networks and identified key focus areas for the next two years. Ten clinical networks were established in 2014 with funding until March 2016. Their role was to identify and tackle unwarranted variation in outcomes and practice, promote health equality and […]

Stakeholder survey highlights support for Oxford AHSN

Local respondents to the first NHS England and Academic Health Science (AHSN) Network stakeholder survey indicated that the majority of respondents (44/58) would recommend working with the Oxford AHSN. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was commissioned to understand the impact of the 15 AHSNs set up across the country since 2013. Information gathered will be […]

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