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New medical simulation suite at Horton General Hospital


The new suite is a joint venture between Oxford Simulation, Training and Research (OxSTaR), which is part of our Department, and the Horton Education Centre.

New research on recovery following intensive care treatment

Anaesthetics Research

Out-of-hours discharge from intensive care is strongly associated with both in-hospital death and ICU readmission.

High instance of shoulder impairment in patients discharged from intensive care

Anaesthetics Research

A team involving our Critical Care Research Group have discovered that patients with severe illnesses treated on intensive care units often have problems with their movement and mobility long after they are discharged from hospital.

Brain scanning and breathing disorders

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Professor Kyle Pattinson from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences explains how brain scanning could help doctors to personalise treatment for people with chronic breathing disorders.

From agony to analgesia: two-part radio programme

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Public engagement Research

Irene Tracey presents a programme about pain, and the current work taking place to measure and treat it.

I'm a researcher - get me out of here!

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging

Brave Sarah Finnegan is letting school students ask her anything as part of 'I'm a Researcher' for Curiosity Carnival.

Poetry meets neuroscience

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Public engagement

On Tuesday 18 July a special event took place in the upstairs room of a pub in Oxford.

Foundation Year Quality Improvement Project Symposium


The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Foundation Year Quality Improvement Symposium is organised by Oxford Simulation, Teaching and Research (OxSTaR), which is based in our Department.

Noise, sleep and delerium in intensive care

Anaesthetics Research

The SILENCE project, funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit stream, featured on BBC Radio 4 Inside Health on 4 October 2016.

Researchers target intensive care noise problem

Anaesthetics Research

TV presents one picture of an intensive care unit (ICU) – dimmed lights, hushed voices and softly bleeping machines. The reality is that it's more like a busy restaurant and frequently it's noisy enough to compete with a pneumatic drill. That's why Oxford University researchers have been trying to make intensive care noise less intensive.

Understanding how we perceive the threat of breathlessness

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Researchers find that components of a small group of brain cells in the brainstem are important in how people perceive the threat of breathlessness.

Unravelling the mystery of pain and anaesthesia

Anaesthetics Integrative Neuroimaging Research

Listen to Irene Tracey discussing her work on pain at the Wellcome Collection/BBC World Service 'Exchanges at the Frontier' series

Our researchers test health technology on zero gravity flights with NASA

Anaesthetics Research

A team of doctors and scientists from the University of Oxford have tested a tissue oxygen monitor in microgravity for the first time.

New system to identify patients at risk of admission to intensive care


Researchers and clinicians from Oxford and Portsmouth have been awarded £1.8m by the Health Innovation Challenge Fund to develop a new electronic system to recognise deteriorating patients in hospitals.

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