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21 May
2015

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

More than a hundred people visited the Warneford Hospital this week for a day focussing on the importance of clinical research. The Clinical Trials Open Day on Tuesday saw speakers come together to discuss how research benefits the treatment of conditions such as dementia or bipolar disorder and how it is implemented in the community. … Read more

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20 May
2015

A positive future for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

A new programme has been launched to support people with CFS/ME towards recovery. The Oxfordshire Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) Service has introduced the Rebuilding your Life (RyL) programme which gives participants the unique opportunity to create their own individual pathways to recovery through learning with and from one another. The RyL programme was developed by … Read more

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19 May
2015

Nurse commended for dedication to Street Triage

A nurse committed to working alongside police officers in a ground-breaking scheme has been recognised for her dedication. Mental health practioner Kathy Smithwhite was awarded the Oxford area commander’s commendation in a ceremony at Oxford Town Hall last week. Kathy was integral to the creation of the Street Triage scheme in Oxfordshire, which sees mental health professionals … Read more

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18 May
2015

Help us name our new dental health characters

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust needs the public’s help to name two new characters for its dental health services. The cartoon superhero tooth and his villain counterpart were designed by local artist Genna Byrne and will appear on Oxford Health’s dental resources and websites to promote healthy mouth messages. Oxfordshire Salaried Primary Care Dental Service … Read more

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14 May
2015

Townlands hospital consultation open

The consultation regarding the new Townlands Hospital in Henley is now open. The public who are directly affected by the proposals are welcome to contribute. To participate in the consultation online, please follow this link: https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/Townlands/consultationHome You will need to sign in or create an account to participate online. If you experience any issues responding to the … Read more

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12 May
2015

Why we love nursing

To mark International Nurses Day, celebrated each year on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, Oxford Health spoke to three of its nurses about why they love nursing. To read their stories in full, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxford-Health-NHS-Foundation-Trust/187338294632033   “Nursing is the best job in the world” Penny Morgan has been a tissue … Read more

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12 May
2015

Voting is now open for the trust’s governor elections

Do you want to have a say in how our trust is run? Elections for our Council of Governors are now open. Please note that voting closes at noon on Tuesday 2 June. The Council of Governors is an integral part of our trust – with all NHS Foundation Trusts required to have one. You … Read more

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29 Apr
2015

Ward secures funding to trial innovative sleep treatment

A team from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent healthcare charity, to be part of its new £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement. The Innovating for Improvement programme is supporting seventeen projects in the UK with the aim of … Read more

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17 Apr
2015

Mental health nurse shortlisted for top award

A trust nurse has been nominated for a prestigious award at the Student Nursing Times Award 2015. Moreblessings Dingwiza grew up in Zimbabwe but came to the UK to study nursing at London South Bank University, where she was awarded a first class degree. She now works as a mental health nurse on a female … Read more

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9 Apr
2015

Study finds sexual offending runs in families

Research conducted by trust consultant and professor of Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry Seena Fazel has found that brothers and fathers of men convicted of sexual offences are up to five times more likely to be convicted of sexual offences than men in the general population. The study used statistical methods to analyse data on all 21,566 … Read more

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2 Apr
2015

Pedal power

Staff, patients, carers and friends of a ward at the Warneford Hospital will be cycling 100 miles to raise money for much needed equipment this month. The Vaughan Thomas ward, a male inpatient mental health ward, has organised the fundraising event which will involve them collectively cycling 100 virtual miles in eight hours on two … Read more

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2 Apr
2015

What does good end-of-life care look like?

Making sure people think about choices ahead of their end-of-life care was the subject of the latest Health Matters event yesterday. The talk, entitled “What does good end-of-life care look like?”, was held at Oxford Brookes in conjunction with the university’s department of clinical health care. Around 50 healthcare professionals, students and members of the … Read more

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