Oxford hospital trust digital chief calls for swifter adoption of technology

Karen David | IT | Healthcare | Medical | AI | Dec 2nd 2019

The new chief digital and partnerships officer for Oxford University Hospitals has called on the health service to recognise the benefits of innovation. 
Speaking at a digital health network event, David Walliker drew on his experience at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where he led a digitisation programme to make it paper-free. 
In 12 months, the hospital saw a reduction in sepsis shock from 50 to 8 per cent among patients under 45 and 323 people did not die of sepsis, who may otherwise have done.

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Bill & Melinda Gates funding for pharma firm Enesi

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Medical | Oct 30th 2019

Milton-Park based pharma company Enesi has won funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate its tech platform to deliver solid dose vaccines.

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‘That’s the first bit of good news in years,’ says Professor as he welcomes government U-turn on policy allowing graduates to stay longer

Gill Oliver | Healthcare | Biotech | Aerospace | Sep 13th 2019

The government’s recent decision to allow international students to stay in the UK for two years to find a job after graduation is “wonderful”, according to Professor Lionel Tarassenko, head […]

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Professor Gil McVean takes on full-time CTO role at Genomics

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Sep 7th 2019

Data science company Genomics has announced Professor Gil McVean will join on a full-time basis as chief information officer.

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Nuclear medicine: Concern for patients

Antony David | Pharma | Medical | Aug 23rd 2019

Clinicians, suppliers and The Royal College of Radiologists continue to be concerned about the possible consequences of the UK's departure from the Euratom Treaty. In Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, more than 500,000 procedures each year involve ionising radiation. Uncertainty continues around the safeguarding controls and the continuity of supply of radioisotopes caused by the Brexit negotiations and, in particular, the prospect of a no-deal exit at the end of October.

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Network profile: TheHill digital health community

Antony David | Healthcare | Network profile | Aug 23rd 2019

TheHill is a digital health innovation community, a cluster, network and incubator/accelerator programme working in Oxford with NHS Trusts, universities, digital developers, innovators and investors to catalyse commercial and impactful technological solutions in healthcare. 

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BOOK REVIEW: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

Karen David | Book review | Aug 23rd 2019

If you’ve ever wondered why the effects of a prescribed drug were stronger than the doctor promised, why you can’t reach the top shelf in a supermarket, or why you […]

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20 Jan 2020

Oxford Technology & Media New Year Event – Hope for the world As Greta Thunberg becomes Time Magazine’s person of the year, many wonder what we can do to address the climate change issues facing us. Could we find inspiration and practical steps closer to home? Serial entrepreneur and engineer Vinay Gupta, CEO and Founder of Mattereum and Hexayurt, will be in conversation with clean air consultant Alex Bigham. Vinay will explore the development of Hexayurt, his work with the world’s second largest blockchain Ethereum and how Mattereum addresses the excesses of human consumption and opens the door to a sustainable future. Part of Oxfordshire Technology & Media’s 10 Years to Save The World series. 6 to 9pm at Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP. Details

21 Jan 2020

Cyclox. Patrick Lingwood, Active and Healthy Travel Officer at the county council, will be showing the draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) for input and presenting the results of the survey on cycle journeys in Oxford to which Cyclox members contributed. 7.30pm, St Michael’s at the Northgate Church (access via Ship Street). Details.

22 Jan 2020

Oxford Digital Workers Union: Online underdogs Headline speaker Helen Pollitt, Head of Digital at Avenue Digital, will be presenting: “SEO underdogs: Winning against your competition no matter their size.” With over ten years’ experience in digital marketing and SEO, Helen works with international corporates, small local businesses and start-ups to develop SEO strategies. She frequently appears on stage at conferences such as BrightonSEO, Learn Inbound and SearchLeeds and is a regular contributor to industry publications. 7 to 9pm at The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton St, Oxford OX1. Details

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