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News and feature stories from the NIHR ARC-OxTV

Professor Mina Fazel appointed Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

General Partner

NIHR ARC OxTV researcher Professor Mina Fazel appointed as new Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Oxford, focusing on improving access to mental health interventions for youth.

Ray Fitzpatrick FMedSci, 1950-2024

NIHR ARC OxTV saddened by the loss of Ray Fitzpatrick, a visionary researcher who led the 'Improving Health and Social Care' theme and made significant contributions to the field of health research.

Unique research collaboration highlights innovative approaches for post-pandemic healthcare

Exploring groundbreaking NHS projects that enhance post-pandemic healthcare through innovative approaches and collaborative research, focusing on remote healthcare, service delivery improvements, and workforce innovation.

New online tool that empowers parents to treat child anxiety could expand access to child mental health services

Continuing impact In the news Research

New ARC OxTV supported research shows an online program empowering parents to use cognitive behavioral therapy to treat child anxiety is as effective as in-person therapy but more accessible and scalable.

NIHR ARC OxTV Secures 18-Month Extension to Enhance Health and Care Research in Thames Valley

NIHR Partner

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Oxford and Thames Valley is thrilled to announce it has received an 18-month extension to its research programme, thanks to additional funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). This extension, which runs until March 2026, provides the ARC with £2.7 million to continue its vital work in the region.

Number of non-COVID-19 deaths among people with diabetes soared during pandemic: ARC EM and OxTV supported study

COVID-19 In the news Partner

New research reveals concerning pandemic-related increases in non-COVID deaths and diabetes complications, disproportionately impacting women, youth and minorities.

New NIHR Oxford Senior Research Fellows named

General Partner Research

Researchers from a wide range of disciplines have been appointed to be the next cohort of NIHR Oxford Senior Research Fellows – seven mid-career researchers identified as having the potential to become future translational research leaders.

NHS expands OpenSAFELY secure research platform to help find new treatments for major killer conditions

COVID-19 Continuing impact Partner

The NHS is to expand the use of the OpenSAFELY research platform, behind the roll-out of new Covid-19 treatments, to help drive life-saving advances for other major diseases.

Bridging Data and Action: The OxWell Initiative's Journey into England's Youth Mental Health

COVID-19 Continuing impact Research

OxWell Survey reveals youth mental health trends in COVID-19 era, driving impactful changes in policy and practice across England. Read on to learn more.

Study Sheds Light on the Long-Term Impacts of Childhood Anxiety

General NIHR Publication Research

Childhood anxiety doesn't just affect the present; its ripples extend into adulthood and society at large. Dive into this latest research to understand the long-term consequences and economic implications of this prevalent issue

NIHR ARC OxTV supported Incubator Targets Racial Equity and Diversity in Health and Care Research

In the news NIHR Partner Research

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has announced the awarding of the ‘Race Equity and Diversity in Careers Incubator’, one of 10 prestigious Incubator awards announced today.

Measuring health-related quality of life during pandemics

COVID-19 General In the news Publication

Researchers at Oxford Population Health’s Health Economics Research Centre, supported by the NIHR ARC OxTV, have shown that the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a reduction in perceived health-related quality of life, especially related to incidences of anxiety and depression in younger people.

Online arts and culture for young people’s mental health – new research programme announced

General Partner Research

Young people will help create an ‘online museum’ as a way of improving their mental health, as part of a new and ground-breaking £2.61m research project.

Pharmaceutical companies reduce own greenhouse gas emissions, but action on supply chains needed

In the news Partner Publication Research

Pharmaceutical companies are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, but can only meet their targets with support from their suppliers, shows first study of commitments and progress by the sector.

Research from NIHR ARC OxTV supported researchers key in new all-party government report evaluating government commitments on the digitisation of the NHS.

General In the news Research

The report, authored by a panel of independent experts, gave the government's progress an "inadequate" rating, raising questions about the Government's capacity to guarantee that the health and social care systems have the digital underpinnings they require to meet the challenges they face.

NICE recommends NIHR ARC OxTV and Oxford Health BRC supported digital mental health technologies for children and young people for use in the NHS.

Continuing impact General Research

Two technologies from the University of Oxford, Online Support and Intervention for Child Anxiety (OSI) and Online Social anxiety Cognitive therapy for Adolescents (OSCA) were among four digital tools recommended for use in the NHS that can help children and young people with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or low mood.

Changes in children’s mental health and parents’ financial stress from March 2020 to October 2022

Findings from this report outlines the changes in child mental health and parental financial stress 30 months after the start of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Many adolescents game a lot without negative effects on their wellbeing

In the news Publication

A new study published by University of Oxford researchers in an open-access journal, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, shows that although many school-age adolescents are spending considerable time gaming, it is not having a negative impact on their wellbeing.

OxWell Student survey annual report published

Continuing impact General Research

In 2021, more than 30,000 students from 180 schools in four English counties participated in the OxWell student survey, offering localised insights into the experiences of young people.

NIHR launches new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

General In the news NIHR

The NIHR is comitted to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is embedded in everything it does. Launching today (28th September) the EDI it an important step in realising this commitment.

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