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The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is the academic department of surgery at the University of Oxford, and hosts a multidisciplinary team of senior clinical academic surgeons, senior scientists, junior clinicians and scientists in training.
Clinical Publication Research
21 June 2021
A recent collaborative study from the University of Oxford has investigated the potential benefit of a combined therapy approach to prostate cancer treatment, using radiotherapy and vascular targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP), which could lead to first-in-man early phase clinical trials.
Omair Shariq wins Best Clinical Paper at the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 2021 Annual Meeting
Awards and appointments Clinical Graduate studies Research
9 June 2021
Dr Omair Shariq, a DPhil student and clinical research fellow in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) and Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), has received the 2021 Best Presentation for Clinical Research award during the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), which was held virtually on 25-27 April 2021.
Clinical Publication Research Women
26 May 2021
A multidisciplinary team, comprising Andrea Chatrian, Dr Richard Colling, Professor Clare Verrill, Professor Jens Rittscher and colleagues, develops an algorithm for automated requesting of additional investigation in diagnostically uncertain prostate biopsies.
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.
2 September 2020
Evotec SE, a drug discovery and development solutions company, today announced a partnership agreement with the University of Oxford regarding access to biospecimens from the biobank Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD), an initiative of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at the University of Oxford in close collaboration with the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) organisation in the UK.
16 March 2020
Researchers from across the Medical Sciences Division are working hard to combat the COVID-19 crises. With particular strengths in infectious diseases and international health, we are well placed to contribute to better understanding and effectively controlling the epidemic.
9 October 2019
On Friday 4 October, Professor David Taggart from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) presented the results of the VEST III trial at the 2019 European Cardio-Thoracic Surgery annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
Clinical Department Research Women
5 September 2019
The Patient Safety Academy (PSA) at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences was honoured to host two high profile British doctors and an international research leader yesterday.
25 July 2019
The 5th annual Bristol Oxford Surgical Trials Course (BOSTiC) was held in Oxford this year at Worcester College, University of Oxford. The course is primarily aimed at surgical trainees who are interested in clinical research, with an emphasis on design and conduct of randomised control trials.
21 February 2019
Four Oxford University Trial Managers from four different trial units and departments recently organised a careers and networking event.
28 January 2019
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the use in the NHS of ex-vivo machine perfusion for preservation of livers donated for transplants.
7 December 2018
Professor Peter McCulloch has contributed evidence to the Royal College of Surgeons' independent Commission on the Future of Surgery.
Clinical Innovation Women
8 August 2018
A team of pathologists in Oxford, including Professor Clare Verrill from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), is working with healthtech company Philips to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients.
Clinical Department Innovation Research
7 June 2018
Neurosurgeons from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences are set to feature in a BBC documentary called 'How the NHS Changed our World: The John Radcliffe'.
21 December 2017
NDS is pleased to announce the launch of a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety. It brings together experts in human factors, quality improvement, leadership and education to deliver an exciting series of modules to support the current safety challenges in our healthcare settings.
22 November 2017
A symposium to discuss topics around talking about dying was recently held at St Catherine's College in Oxford.
Clinical Research Women
4 August 2017
Dr Clare Verrill and Dr Lisa Browning have been filmed demonstrating how to sample fresh tumours from prostate and renal cases for whole genome sequencing and the 100,000 Genomes Project.
World’s leading scientists and clinicians come together to discuss state-of-the-art advances in transplantation for type 1 diabetes
22 June 2017
This week, NDS is hosting the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (IPITA) 16th International Congress in Oxford. This is the first time that this biennial meeting has been held in the UK.
Awards and appointments Clinical Research Women
27 March 2017
Two members of the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET) at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences have been elected to the committees of the British Transplantation Society (BTS).
Clinical Research Women
23 November 2016
A new online training tool being developed by the Genomics Education Programme for scientists processing tumour samples for whole genome sequencing will feature Dr Clare Verrill, a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Pathology at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.