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9 Feb
2016

Adult mental health services in Oxfordshire: What’s new?

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) would like to invite you to an event that we are holding on Tuesday 23 February, at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead, which will showcase a range of new mental health services across Oxfordshire. We are keen to show you how our new … Read more

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3 Feb
2016

What are the Top 10 depression research priorities?

The Depression: ARQ project has identified the most important research priorities according to people affected by depression, their friends and family, and health care professionals.

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3 Feb
2016

People Are Messy – New play on patient and public involvement

Free tickets are available for a comedy drama that explores the complexities of patient and public involvement through the eyes of two teenagers.

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3 Feb
2016

Can smartphone drug trials improve medical care?

A new clinical trial is attempting to track how participants suffering from depression respond to mental health apps. Researchers and drug companies are paying close attention.

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3 Feb
2016

BBC Radio 4: Rethinking Anorexia

This programme, recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4, discovers the role that thoughts and emotions play in the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and how these are being examined by scientists who are increasingly turning to the brain to look for answers.

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27 Jan
2016

Applications now being accepted for the Oxford Sleep and Chronobiology Summer School

The Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) at the University of Oxford will host a sleep medicine and chronobiology (primarily circadian clock) summer school in 2016.

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27 Jan
2016

Research Open Day at the Warneford Hospital

Warneford Hospital hosted an exciting day of talks – ‘What research can do for you’ – offering insights into the world of research on 16 December 2015.

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15 Jan
2016

CQC inspection results

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust ‘good’ in three out of five quality measurements – caring, responsive and well-led and ‘requiring improvement’ in the remaining two, effective and safe. This gives Oxford Health an over-all rating of ‘requires improvement’ [satisfactory] based on weighted scoring across all services inspected. No … Read more

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11 Jan
2016

Street Triage proves a success

  An evaluation into the pilot scheme which saw police officers and mental health professionals working side-by-side has found a number of successes. On New Year’s Eve 2013, Thames Valley Police and Oxford Health NHS FT joined forces to become one of nine national pilots for a mental health Street Triage. The Oxfordshire Street Triage pilot, … Read more

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4 Jan
2016

Homeless health centre praised by inspectors

A GP practice which has spent the last 30 years caring for Oxford’s homeless population has been praised in a recent inspection. Luther Street Medical Centre, which is run by Oxford Health NHS FT, was inspected as part of a trust-wide Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in November. The inspectors praised staff at Luther Street … Read more

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4 Dec
2015

New partnership sees trust and charities join forces

A partnership which will see Oxford Health NHS FT working side-by-side with five local charities to deliver mental health services has been launched to the media. The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership sees the trust working with third sector organisations Restore, Response, Oxfordshire Mind, Elmore and ConnectionFS. It means people using any of the services will … Read more

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1 Dec
2015

Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

‘Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.

The connection raises hopes that anti-inflammatory drugs can be adapted to treat patients with depression or senile dementia.’

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