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Call for industry challenges in tackling antimicrobial resistance

Call for industry's challenges in tackling antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial prescribing Industry Technologies

Host a roundtable discussion with leading academics to discuss your challenges in developing vaccines, antimicrobials or AMR-relevant point-of-care diagnostics and medical technologies

Are diagnostic tests cost effective modified assessment checklist produced

Are diagnostic tests cost-effective? Modified assessment checklist produced

Industry Methods Technologies

A diagnostic test-specific checklist to assess decision modelling has been developed and piloted.

Point of care flu tests dont lower antibiotic prescribing study finds

Point-of-care flu tests don't lower antibiotic prescribing, study finds

Antimicrobial prescribing Clinical

Tests also have no effect on admission or return visits, finds research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Analysis of community blood test requests highlights potential demand for multiplex platforms

Analysis of community blood test requests highlights potential demand for multiplex platforms

Clinical Industry Methods Technologies

A team from the NIHR Community Healthcare MIC analysed data from over 11.7 million laboratory blood tests.

Bursaries for diagnostics smes

Diagnostic Evidence Workshops - bursary applications are now CLOSED

The Community Healthcare MIC is pleased to offer limited spaces for diagnostics SMEs on our Diagnostic Evidence Workshops which this year run from 26th - 28th September at Worcester College, Oxford. Each bursary is worth £190 which will cover the cost of tuition, learning materials, refreshments and lunch.

Stay in touch

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General NIHR Community Healthcare Cooperative

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Patients and public get involved with research

Patients and Public: get involved with research

Patients and public Research

We are looking to recruit patients and public involvement and engagement contributors to support the NIHR Community Healthcare MedTec InVitro diagnostic Co-operative in Oxford.

Merry christmas

Merry Christmas!


Ps1 24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub


University of Oxford researchers have been awarded £1.24 million to lead a medical diagnostics co-operative that will drive forward the development, evaluation and uptake of new medical diagnostic technologies to improve outcomes for patients in the community.

Decs first health technology for tomorrow seminar

DEC's first Health Technology for Tomorrow seminar

Event Industry

On Friday 25th November, the Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative launched the first of a series of seminars to explore wearable technologies, imaging devices and digital health related technologies.

Rapid blood test by gps can rule out serious infections in children

Rapid blood test by GPs can rule out serious infections in children


Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners could substantially reduce the number of ill children being referred to hospital, if the test is used on children identified as ‘at-risk’ of a serious infection.

General practice of the future new primary care general practice centred innovate uk sbri call

General Practice of the Future: New primary care/general practice-centred Innovate UK SBRI call

General Research

The latest call from Innovate SBRI has three main focus areas: 1. General practice workload and demand management 2, General practice - diagnostics and earlier triage 3. General practice - self-care Please contact Philip Turner at DEC Oxford if you are developing technology which might address any of these areas and would like to discuss a colllaborative application.

Rapid bacterial infection test reduces antibiotic use

Rapid bacterial infection test reduces antibiotic use

General Research

Researchers from the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam have shown that using a rapid (5-minute) test can reduce antibiotic misuse for respiratory infections. Cutting the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions is a key way to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections.

Decisions board game wins a prize

DECisions board game wins a prize!


DECisions, the boardgame which illustrates the evidence gathering and regulatory pathway that diagnostic test must follow in order for the device to be implemented in clinical practice, won first prize in the category 'Most innovative research poster' at this year's OxTalent awards.

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