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Point-of-care flu tests don't 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.

Diagnostic Evidence Workshops - bursary applications are now CLOSED

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.

Keep in touch with us!

Keep in touch with us!

General NIHR Community Healthcare Cooperative

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect on 25th May 2018 you will need to opt in to keep hearing from us.

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!

General

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

£1.24 million for new medical diagnostics hub

Industry

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.

DEC's 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

Research

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!

General

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.

DEC Oxford researchers contribute to Lord Jim O'Neill's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

DEC Oxford researchers contribute to Lord Jim O'Neill's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Research

Antimicrobial resistance and the threat of 'superbugs' recently hit the headlines. Researchers from DEC Oxford contributed to the paper which you can read in full below.

Medical tests that disrupt the status quo

Medical tests that disrupt the status quo

Event

Dr Ann Van den Bruel, Director of the Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Oxford on disruptive diagnostics; the theme of this year's UK Diagnostics Forum.

DEC Oxford attends Biomedical Research Centre's public open day

DEC Oxford attends Biomedical Research Centre's public open day

General

As part of the NIHR infrastructure, DEC Oxford were invited to host a stand at the BRC's public open day, held at the John Radcliffe Hospital on Thursday 21st April.

Point-of-care testing in UK primary care: a survey to establish clinical needs.

Point-of-care testing in UK primary care: a survey to establish clinical needs.

Publication

Our latest article has been published in the journal of Family Practice; read the full paper here: http://bit.ly/1MhyrOk

Exhibitor spaces at UK Diagnostics Forum 2016 sell out in record time!

Exhibitor spaces at UK Diagnostics Forum 2016 sell out in record time!

Event

All ten spaces for exhibitors at the UK Diagnostics Forum which takes place on 26-27 May 2016 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford have been snapped up.

Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit- DEC Newcastle

Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit- DEC Newcastle

Conference

DEC Newcastle's event on 11th February 2016 is now booking

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