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NHS structure changes in Oxfordshire
Wellbeing

NHS structure changes in Oxfordshire

Today sees health services across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West merged into a new NHS Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB) to replace the now-dissolved NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire
Community

Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire

The donation from Henley-based Anthony (Tony) Lane Foundation will allow the charity to recruit new members into the team to work through the night from 10.00pm to 7.00am
Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool opens for the 2022 summer season
Wellbeing

Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool opens for the 2022 summer season

Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool has opened for the 2022 summer season, and bookings are being accpeted via the Fusion Lifestyle website or on the Fusion Lifestyle app.
Living safely with COVID as pandemic moves to next phase in Oxfordshire
Wellbeing

Living safely with COVID as pandemic moves to next phase in Oxfordshire

People are being advised to continue taking the simple steps taken during the pandemic to help us live safely with the virus as testing ends and Oxfordshire moves into next phase of COVID response.
What to expect in Oxfordshire as pandemic enters new phase
Wellbeing

What to expect as we enter new phase of pandemic in Oxfordshire

Despite recent welcome declines in the number of people contracting COVID-19 in the county, the number is still in the thousands each week.
Council and NHS staff across Oxfordshire thanked for their efforts during the pandemic
Community

Council and NHS staff across Oxfordshire thanked for their efforts during the pandemic

Council and NHS leaders are taking the opportunity to thank staff across local authorities and the health and social care system for their tireless efforts throughout the pandemic.
Oxford University develops test that can identify cancer and if it has spread
Life Sciences

Oxford Uni develops test that can identify cancer and if it has spread

The study analysed samples from 300 patients with non-specific but concerning symptoms of cancer, and their results show that cancer was correctly detected in 19 out of every 20 patients with cancer using this test.
Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of a new vaccine within 100 days
Life Sciences

Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of new vaccine

The researchers believe their work could help compress vaccine development timelines to 100 days from pathogen identification to mass production and distribution.
7-day average COVID-19 rate tops 1,000 in Oxfordshire
Wellbeing

COVID-19 rate in Oxfordshire tops 1,000 in week to 17 December

Coronavirus cases have risen steeply across Oxfordshire, and people in the county are being urged to take extra care during the festive period to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
The Gym Group opens a second 24/7 training space at Oxford Headington Retail Park.
Retail & Leisure

The Gym Group has opened second 24/7 training space in Oxford

Costing more than £1 million to create, the new gym located next to Aldi and Homebase has opened just in time for those looking to set personal fitness goals for the new year.