Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust recognised as top recruiting site for revolutionary Psychosis study
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by smarr
21h ago
Everyone has pathogenic antibodies in their blood, however; it is the specific ones seen in individuals with psychosis that are being tested. If the immune system mistakenly attacks the brain by releasing antibodies, these antibodies will attach to pathogens to neutralise them and this process can result in a form of psychosis and/or encephalitis. As part of the PPIP2 study… Source ..read more
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Help shape Oxford’s community health services
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by Martin
21h ago
The first, new site, at Jordan Hill, is due to open in Winter 2024. Some clinics we provide currently in the surrounding area will be moving there, alongside some new clinics we will be offering for the first time. If you live in Oxford and would like to get involved to help make the new sites user friendly for patients, carers and staff alike, or just want to find out more, then check out the… Source ..read more
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Professionals Virtual Open Afternoon 
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by Martin
21h ago
NHS Oxfordshire Talking Therapies runs regular open events for professionals from all backgrounds and disciplines. It’s an opportunity to learn about local NHS talking therapy and how you can best support and signpost people who would benefit from treatment. The two-hour sessions are held via Microsoft Teams and are a chance to meet Oxfordshire Talking Therapies colleagues, find out more and ask… Source ..read more
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Reducing the risk of ‘thunderstorm asthma’ during summer
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by Martin
21h ago
Thunderstorms can lead to more pollen being carried on strong winds, especially over summer. This can result in pollen being broken down into smaller particles which can reach deeper into people’s lungs and lead to asthma attacks. Some 116,000 people across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West have asthma while changes in weather, pollen, air pollution and thunderstorms can trigger… Source ..read more
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Wantage Community Hospital update
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by Tim
21h ago
Local people’s views were at the heart of a joint report between the NHS and the Wantage Town Council Health Committee that was discussed by Oxfordshire’s Joint Health and Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Following this period of working closely with the community, we are planning to refurbish the ground floor of the community hospital, subject to a successful application for community… Source ..read more
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Cowley Keystone Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub opens
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by Victoria Taylor
1w ago
The Keystone Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub Oxford officially opened its doors this Mental Health Awareness Week thanks to television presenter and comedian Matt Richardson, who has presented hit shows such as the Xtra Factor, Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live, Celebrity Haunted Mansion and competed in the thirteenth series of Dancing on Ice. The hub is also home to the OCA Café, run by local charity… Source ..read more
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Director of Research and Development appointed as University of Oxford Associate Professor
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by smarr
1w ago
Professor Vanessa Raymont researches traumatic brain injury, memory disorders, dementia, and clinical trials in cognitive impairment. She is also an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate Director at Dementias Platform UK, Joint Deputy Chair of the NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration and the NIHR Clinical Research Network Dementia Lead for Thames Valley and South Midlands. Source ..read more
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Meet OHFT Joint Deputy Heads of Research and Development.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust | Oxford Health Blog
by smarr
1w ago
Both Tanya and Claudia have taken on the responsibilities and challenges in a shared role as joint Deputy Heads of Research and Development (R&D). Claudia started working at the Trust in 2013 on Ashurst PICU ward, she joined Berkshire Healthcare NHS for a year before returning to OHFT as a research assistant and luckily for us has stayed ever since. Claudia Hurducas Claudia wears several… Source ..read more
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Medical centre makeover gets positive reception
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by Martin
1w ago
Luther Street Medical Centre is an award-winning GP surgery which provides healthcare to people experiencing homelessness, or who are vulnerably housed, in Oxford City. Oxford Health’s Chief Executive, Grant Macdonald, paid a visit to see the improvements for himself and to speak to some of the staff that make a difference to people’s lives. He said: “Everyone who comes to Luther Street is… Source ..read more
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Joint Oxford Health and Oxford BRC Open Day: Shaping the Future of Healthcare
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by sray
3w ago
The event – held jointly with Oxford Health and Oxford BRC – will allow members of the public to visit over 40 interactive stands and learn about the incredible research carried out across Oxford, including the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease, the importance of sleep, mental health issues, endometriosis, dementia and many other conditions, as well as being… Source ..read more
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