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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.
Oxford entrepreneur wins Young Innovators Award to develop non-invasive medical device to wean patients off ventilators quicker
Awards and appointments Innovation
16 February 2022
Former Oxford Global Insight Fellow Mihir Sheth has been announced as one of this year’s Innovate UK Young Innovators.
Researchers awarded Wellcome Innovator Grant to investigate role of brainstem nucleus in human consciousness
Awards and appointments Innovation Research
30 September 2021
Researchers at Oxford University have received a prestigious Wellcome Innovator Grant for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) – a brainstem nucleus – in human consciousness.
Using artificial intelligence (AI) for safer CT imaging of blood vessels
Awards and appointments Graduate studies Innovation Research
19 July 2021
Congratulations to Dr Regent Lee at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) who has been awarded a grant of £246,226 from Heart Research UK for his research project ‘Using artificial intelligence (AI) for safer CT imaging of blood vessels’.
EU assessment of high-risk medical devices faces in-depth review
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.
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.
Innovations get £3M boost to prove the potential of health data to transform lives
31 January 2019
Ten innovative data solutions to healthcare challenges, including a project led by the Head of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), Professor Freddie Hamdy, are set to receive a share of £3 million Government funding following a UK-wide competition. The initiatives will see NHS, universities and companies combining expertise and using health data responsibly to drive innovation and improve health outcomes for people across the UK.
Two countries, seven teaching centres, 550 miles: Miss Katherine Hurst gears up for first ever RCSEd cycling symposium across Britain
Innovation Public engagement Women
9 August 2018
A dozen surgeons and surgeons-in-training, including NDS DPhil student Miss Katherine Hurst, will soon take to the road for the first ever Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Travelling Surgical Symposium.
Oxford and Philips team up to deploy innovative digital pathology network
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.
Focussed ultrasound and nanomedicine offer new hope for improving effects of cancer drugs
Innovation Publication Research
10 July 2018
Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours.
NDS neurosurgeons to feature in BBC documentary celebrating 70 years of the NHS
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'.
Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success
Innovation Publication Research
20 April 2018
Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.