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News and feature stories from the NIHR ARC-OxTV

Gender differences in heart failure care need to be addressed

Publication Research

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.

Research photography exhibition moves to Didcot

General NIHR

A photography exhibition showcasing ground-breaking NHS research taking place across the Thames Valley has opened in Didcot.

PPI in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 Feature General

Public involvement is central to high-quality, ethical research. So, what happens when a pandemic hits and life is turned upside down? We reached out to three experienced PPI contributors – Una Rennard, Julia Hamer-Hunt and Bernard Gudgin – to ask how COVID-19 had affected their personal lives and their PPI work.


Researchers, clinicians and carers from across the ARC OxTV are working hard to do what they can to combat the COVID-19 crisis

New ARC OxTV Supported Research Seeks to Tackle Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Young People’s Mental Health

COVID-19 has led to an elevated awareness of threat in the environment and has caused major disruptions to families’ lives, through social distancing, school closures, and now effective lock-down.

Exhibition on NHS research launched in Oxford

A photography exhibition showcasing ground-breaking NHS research taking place across the Thames Valley has been launched in Oxford.

Meeting the innovation and research needs of the local NHS

On 5 September 2019 the NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley and Oxford AHSN hosted a workshop at St Anne’s College, Oxford, focused on identifying and meeting the research and innovation needs of the NHS.

Amount of sugar sold in soft drinks drops by 29% in the UK

There was a 29% reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015-2018, despite an increase in sales of soft drinks by volume of 7%, according to new research from the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) at the University of Oxford.

£9million investment for health and social care research across Oxford and the Thames Valley

Health and social care across Oxford and the Thames Valley is set to receive a boost over the next five years through £9 million of research funding from the National Institute for Health Research.