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A team led by Peter McCulloch, NDS professor and Chair of IDEAL, has examined how surgical research has improved in the last two decades and whether the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations have contributed.
20 April 2021
The latest issue of the Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) is now available to read.
16 April 2021
The methods for evaluating high-risk medical devices are set to be reviewed in the EU-funded Coordinating Research and Evidence for Medical Devices (CORE-MD) project, which holds its kick-off meeting today.
Awards and appointments
3 March 2021
We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter McCulloch of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has been awarded the title of NIHR Senior Investigator.
3 March 2021
A new Evidently Cochrane blog post for World Hearing Day summarises seven recent reviews on medical treatments for infection and inflammation of the middle ear.
New reporting guidelines to bridge the gap from development to implementation in clinical artificial intelligence
4 February 2021
In a correspondence to Nature Medicine, a team of Oxford-led academics describe upcoming new guidelines to improve the reporting of early clinical stage (or first-with-human) evaluation of decision support systems driven by artificial intelligence.
Awards and appointments Public engagement
3 February 2021
Seven projects from the Medical Sciences Division, including a project from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have received funding in the 2020-21 round of the Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund for innovative projects to engage the public with medical research.
7 January 2021
We rightly hear a lot about Oxford’s vaccine, Covid-19 research and RECOVERY drug trials, but there are also countless personal stories, which display just how broad Oxford’s response to the pandemic has been. It is the contribution and commitment of many individuals that has enabled Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division to become a global leader.
Awards and appointments Coronavirus COVID-19 Research
11 December 2020
Cochrane ENT at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences has been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to complete a suite of living systematic reviews investigating the effectiveness and safety of interventions to prevent and treat loss of smell after COVID-19 infection.
11 December 2020
Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has published its next issue, featuring top case reports written by University of Oxford medical students during their clinical studies.
First peer-reviewed results of phase 3 human trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine demonstrate efficacy
Coronavirus COVID-19 Publication Research
8 December 2020
Today University of Oxford and AstraZeneca researchers present a pooled analysis of Phase 3 trials of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 across two different dose regimens, resulting in an average efficacy of 70.4%.
Awards and appointments Department Research
24 November 2020
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) are pleased to confirm that one scholarship will be available for Home (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI) candidates for the DPhil in Surgical Sciences, starting in Michaelmas Term 2021.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Research
23 November 2020
The University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca plc, today announces interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, is effective at preventing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and offers a high level of protection.
20 November 2020
New research by the Consortium for Organ Preservation in Europe (COPE) has found that a new method to transport donor kidneys, which uses a combination of cold perfusion with oxygen, can significantly improve transplant results, with less graft failure, better function and lower rejection of the kidney when compared to cold perfusion alone. For patients who need a kidney transplant this is a big step forward. The study, carried out in Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK, was published today in The Lancet.
Awards and appointments Research
30 October 2020
Dr Gurdeep Mannu from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, has won the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Award for a study which highlighted early risk factors for breast cancer patients.
Awards and appointments Department
27 October 2020
Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has appointed Mr Simon Buczacki as its first Richard Blackwell Pharsalia Professor of Colorectal Surgery.
26 October 2020
During 2020, the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) Education Team launched a new one-day course, Basics for Medical Education Course (BMEC), as an introduction to teaching and education in the workplace.
26 October 2020
Congratulations to George Adigbli, a DPhil student in the Transplantation Research and Immunology Group at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, whose article on the limitations of using race in biomedicine has been published this month in Nature Medicine.
Public engagement Research
8 October 2020
IF Oxford returns as a digital science and ideas festival with 100 online events from 1 to 31 October 2020 and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is delighted to be taking part.
30 September 2020
Oxford University and its colleges today announced a major new scholarship scheme for Black graduate students as part of a programme to transform its graduate population by creating more funding opportunities for under-represented groups.
Awards and appointments Clinical Women
3 September 2020
Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is one of the NHS trusts that will benefit from a £13.5m national funding boost to further enhance cellular pathology services and provide faster and more accurate diagnosis of deadly diseases such as cancer.