8 January 2019
A diagnostic test-specific checklist to assess decision modelling has been developed and piloted.
6 November 2018
Tests also have no effect on admission or return visits, finds research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
21 September 2018
A team from the NIHR Community Healthcare MIC analysed data from over 11.7 million laboratory blood tests.
10 July 2018
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.
4 September 2017
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.
30 November 2016
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.
10 October 2016
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.
3 October 2016
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.
4 August 2016
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.
15 June 2016
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.
3 June 2016
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.
25 April 2016
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.
25 April 2016
Our latest article has been published in the journal of Family Practice; read the full paper here: http://bit.ly/1MhyrOk
29 March 2016
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.