Vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death identified using new QCovid tool
20 September 2021
New algorithm predicts those most at risk of serious Covid-19 outcomes from 14 or more days after second vaccination dose, when substantial immunity is expected to have developed Authors hope this new risk tool will allow those who perceive risk to be high to make more informed decisions regarding shielding and potentially inform policy and clinical decisions on booster vaccine doses and monoclonal antibodies
16 September 2021
The Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Oxford has been established to pioneer the better use of data, evidence and digital tools in healthcare and policy, optimizing the impact of interventions to achieve improved outcomes. The Institute has been made possible due to a generous donation from The Peter Bennett Foundation
Department cancer-risk research featured in special edition of PLOS Medicine focussed on advances in early cancer detection
2 September 2021
The research, led by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is highlighted in a special collection of studies that focus on early cancer detection, hailed by the Editors as “cutting edge, and potentially scalable, innovations that have the potential to inform research, policy, and clinical cancer management.”
27 August 2021
Oxford researchers have today announced the results of a blood clot study, suggesting lower risk with vaccine than infection.
10 August 2021
Research into the risk of hospital admission from COVID-19 is recognised with a "Best Research Paper Award" from the journal Heart.
15 July 2021
The results, from within the OpenSAFELY platform, are based on electronic health records for more than 17 million people registered with a general practice in England linked to hospital admission and mortality data.
5 July 2021
The PRINCIPLE trial has been highly commended at the Health Data Research UK Awards for the way in which patient data is utilised so participants are contacted about the trial soon after receiving a positive test result.
30 June 2021
Good data on Long COVID will be crucial for research into the prevalence of Long COVID, its causes and consequences, and to plan services effectively, say researchers following their analysis of 96% of electronic healthcare records in England using the OpenSAFELY platform.
21 June 2021
There are higher proportions of ethnic minority children in England testing positive for COVID-19 than white children, with Asian children more likely to be admitted to hospital with the illness, finds an observational analysis of 2.6 million healthcare records led by Oxford University researchers.
New study shows potential link between bodyweight and risk of severe COVID-19, especially for younger adults
29 April 2021
The first large study to report the effect of bodyweight on risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19 across the full range of body mass index (BMI) is published today in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal.
Risk of severe COVID-19 from asthma and other respiratory diseases may be only modestly increased, new analysis suggests
1 April 2021
People with asthma have only a modestly increased risk of developing severe Covid-19 and requiring admission to hospital from the illness, finds an analysis of 8.3 million electronic health care records in England led by University of Oxford researchers.
19 March 2021
Close monitoring and evaluation as schools reopen crucial to inform ongoing policy
16 February 2021
More people in England at high risk from Covid-19 will get priority access to vaccines thanks to new technology developed by a University of Oxford-led team of researchers that can identify those who may be most vulnerable to the virus.
9 February 2021
A new review, launched by the Department for Health and Social Care, will focus on the more efficient and safe use of health data for research and analysis for the benefit of patients and the healthcare sector.
Azithromycin and doxycycline are not generally effective against COVID-19 in patients treated at home, shows PRINCIPLE trial
25 January 2021
Update from the Chief Investigators of the Platform Randomised trial of INterventions against COVID-19 In older peoPLE (PRINCIPLE), 25 January 2021
29 October 2020
Results add to existing knowledge and should help doctors and women make the best treatment choices
21 October 2020
A new risk model, developed by UK researchers to predict a person’s risk of being admitted to hospital and dying from Covid-19 has been published by The BMJ
30 September 2020
Women tend to be diagnosed with heart failure five years older than men, but have a better prognosis, finds research published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.