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Students learn about John Radcliffe brain research

Students pursuing a career in science and medicine visited Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital in an event supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). A total 24 students aged 16 to 32 attended talks and interactive sessions on BRC-supported research by the University of Oxford on August 4. India’s Rehmat Kang, 17, tried on … Read more

BRC researcher honoured for Africa radio project

A researcher supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Researcher has been recognised by the University of Oxford for work to communicate with children in Africa about the Ebola outbreak. Dr Matthew Snape was one of 12 winners in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research. Dr Snape, of the University’s Oxford Vaccine Group, … Read more

Data debate video and podcast now online

A video of an hour-long debate on issues around mass sharing of patient data to support research and improve patient care can now be viewed online. “Good to share? Data, research, privacy and the NHS” was held as part of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Public Open Day – Celebrating Biomedical Research on April … Read more

Hundreds enjoy BRC open day

Hundreds of people visited an open day at the John Radcliffe Hospital about biomedical research taking place in Oxford. The event showcased the work of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), a partnership between the Trust and University of Oxford to fund and support research that can benefit the NHS. It included more than … Read more

Inspiring Open Day on medical research by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

A public open day to showcase groundbreaking medical research that is taking place in Oxford across a range of conditions such as cancer and diabetes will be held at the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) next month. Talks, a tour of clinical facilities, stalls and a debate about the opportunities and challenges of sharing patient data … Read more

Play poses big questions about medical research

“Why should the public have a say in what research gets funded and how?” and “surely doctors and researchers know best?” were among complex issues explored in a free play at Oxfordshire schools and the John Radcliffe Hospital. “People Are Messy” examined how patients and the public can influence medical research through a provocative, moving … Read more

Free performance of play about challenges of research

Residents are being invited to a free performance of a play about the ethical, political and social issues around decision-making in health research. “People Are Messy” will be held at Tingewick Hall, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on Wednesday February 10 at 2.30pm. Doors will open at 2pm. The 60-minute play is a comedy … Read more

Oxford Brain Tumour Open Day 2015

On 11 November 2015, there was an open day at the John Radcliffe Hospital for brain tumour patients and carers. The aim was to show what clinical researchers in Oxford are doing to improve diagnosis and care. The event was organised in partnership between the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Cancer Research UK … Read more

Visitors learn about brain research

Visitors to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital learned how blood flows to and around the brain during a tour of medical facilities. The Friday, September 11 tours were part of the Oxford Open Doors programme of events, where city institutions opened to the public. Friday’s two free tours – which were fully booked – was hosted … Read more

JR facilities to open for public tours

Residents can tour two John Radcliffe Hospital facilities to learn about the history and treatment of conditions such as stroke and heart attack next month. The facilities will open on Friday September 11 as part of the Open Doors programme of events on September 12 and 13, when famous city buildings are opened to the … Read more

Students learn about Oxford research

  International students learned about cutting edge research taking place in Oxford during a visit to facilities at the Churchill Hospital. Youngsters on a two-week residential visit through the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) heard how vaccine research is changing lives around the world. The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre hosted the event with … Read more

Event tells shoppers about research

SHOPPERS learned about medical research with an event at Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, Oxford to mark International Clinical Trials Day. They spoke to patients, their relatives and NHS staff about how they can get involved in ground-breaking research for conditions like dementia and diabetes on Wednesday May 20. Alison Nicolson was on hand to … Read more

The Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands is looking to appoint 2 Patient and Public Representatives to its Partnership Group.

Are you a patient/member of the public with an interest in clinical research? Are you interested in contributing to the oversight and direction of clinical research in the region? We are inviting applications from people who live in Oxfordshire/ Berkshire/ Buckinghamshire. The Partnership Group is responsible for overseeing, and providing a constructive challenge to the … Read more

Help us shape the future

Patients play a vital role in shaping research and offer an invaluable perspective on the healthcare challenges that must be tackled. Our Patient and Public Involvement  programme is currently looking for patients to join the Patients Active In Research Group (PAIR). The main aim of PAIR is to bring the patient voice to the overarching … Read more

Whose research is it anyway?

By Sophie Petit-Zeman,   What does medical research mean to you? Scientists in lab coats wielding test tubes, a whirring scanner, or perhaps the chance to join a clinical trial assessing whether a new drug is effective?  You might reasonably reply “all of the above”, and feel you lack the knowledge or expertise to go much … Read more

Patients to help shape spinal cord injury research

A new project to help those affected by spinal cord injuries shape the research agenda has launched its website. Supported by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, The James Lind Alliance ‘Spinal Cord Injury Priority Setting Partnership’ will work with people with Spinal Cord Injury, Cauda Equina Syndrome and Transverse Myelitis, along with their carers, health … Read more

Research proves a hit as hundreds visit open day

OLYMPIC gold medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge was among hundreds of visitors to our research open day at the John Radcliffe Hospital yesterday. Teams from the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre demonstrated pioneering science and its impact on healthcare to patients, public and staff. Interactive exhibitions allowed visitors to get hands on … Read more

Gold standard set for open day

Double Olympic gold medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge has lent his support to our annual open day. Teams from the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre will be demonstrating world-class research tackling conditions including stroke, dementia, diabetes and heart disease , on Wednesday May 15. Oxford’s double Olympic gold medal winning rower Andrew … Read more

Discover the future at our 2013 open day

On Wednesday May 15 we will be showcasing the pioneering research  improving healthcare across Oxfordshire’s hospitals and across the NHS…and we hope you will join us. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is a £100m collaboration between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford University to accelerate healthcare innovation. At … Read more

Patients tell of their experience of TIAs and minor strokes

Healthtalkonline is a website that provides a rich resource of more than 2,000 people’s experiences of health and illness.  It’s also a great source of reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support. Adding to the growing list of diseases covered by Healthtalkonline is a new section on TIAs (transient ischaemic attacks and minor strokes) … Read more