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New multi-cancer blood test shows promising results

A new multi-cancer blood test sponsored and facilitated by the University of Oxford has been lauded as a potential breakthrough in cancer research and...

NHS in crisis – Oxford braced for student return

The only thing that makes our health system stand out at the moment is that it is in a worst state than any other in the developed world.  

Researchers reveal pandemic’s impact on children’s mental health

A new policy briefing by a team of researchers at King’s College London and Oxford University has revealed the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic of the mental health of children and young people, as well as setting out various steps which can be taken to address this growing crisis. 

NHS COVID app may have prevented 200,000-900,000 infections

For every person who shared their positive test result with the app, an average of 4.4 people were alerted and told to self-isolate. Most alerts occurred during the second half of December when transmission rates increased, driven by the highly transmissible B117 variant.

In Praise of the UK’s Vaccine Rollout

I would argue that the vaccine rollout has been one of the few British successes to quietly emerge from the pandemic, primarily as the government has taken a step back and left it to non-partisan public bodies to head the process.

Ventilators Aren’t The Miracle Machines We Prayed For

In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, ventilators – or the sparsity thereof – caused a great deal of distress to healthcare professionals, politicians, and...

A National Treasure

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will be familiar with Captain Tom Moore, a 100-year-old who has raised over £30m for NHS Charities...

Coronavirus trial involving Oxford NHS staff paused following safety concerns

A clinical trial of anti-malarial drugs involving Oxford healthcare workers has been paused following guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)...

SATIRE: Who Needs Money When You Have Love?

Boris Johnson addressed the decade old issue of underfunding the health service on Easter Sunday. “Our NHS is the beating heart of this country - it...

SATIRE: Captain Tom We Need You!

'We might need a few more laps from Captain Tom yet.' Jack Womack gives us his take on the nation's favourite hero.

Oxford University Mindfulness Centre offers free sessions

In a time when peace of mind is at its most elusive, the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) is offering free online sessions...

NHS staff and rough sleepers offered college accommodation

Several Oxford colleges have made rooms available for homeless people and health workers to combat the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. University College and Pembroke College...

The Minefield of Coronavirus Metaphors

“This is the frontline in a war,” begins BBC medical correspondent Fergus Walsh’s special report on coronavirus, filmed in University College Hospital, London. He...

Violence on the Frontline: the changing public perception of the NHS

'The assault of NHS workers is far from a new phenomenon.' Emily Passmore discusses public perceptions of the NHS and how COVID-19 has exposed them.

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