Reports and resources
Horizon scanning reports
The Oxford Diagnostic Horizon Scan Programme identifies new and emerging diagnostic technologies relevant to primary care in the NHS. Over 45 reports have been published to date.
Point-of-care testing for Heliobacter pylori infection
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide monitoring in paediatric asthma management
Point-of-care devices for detecting diabetic polyneuropathy
Point-of-care testing for urinary tract infections
Wearable technologies seminar series
From November 2016 until May 2017, NIHR DEC Oxford ran a series of seminars focusing on wearable devices, imaging devices and digital health-related technologies. The seminar series provided a platform for the health technology industry to present their ideas and products to a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians.
The potential for wearable technology in ambulatory care
Keith Errey from Isansys demonstrates the Patient Engine, a device which uses wireless technology to monitor a patient in real time.
Precision antibiotic prescribing in primary care
Jacob Haddad from AccruRx on building a data-driven rapid diagnostic to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
Asthma/COPD management in primary care: N-Tidal personal respiratory monitor
Jeremy Walsh from CRiL overviews N-Tidal and transforming the management of respiratory diseases.
New models of care for epilepsy
Dr Rupert Page, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead at the Dorset Epilepsy Service discusses the issues surrounding epilepsy and how wearable technology can help.
UK Diagnostics Forum
Reports and presentations from the UK Diagnostics Forums.
UK Diagnostics Forum 2011
Innovation in diagnostics and healthcare: improving bench-to-bedside process for testing.
UK Diagnostics Forum 2016
Disruptive diagnostics - how diagnostics can change more than delivering diagnostic information alone.
UK Diagnostics Forum 2013
Fast-tracking the evidence for implementing diagnostic tests
UK Diagnostics Forum 2017
With speakers from BIVDA, Innovate UK, NHS England and industry.
UK Diagnostics Forum 2014
Changing the landscape of adoption of diagnostics
UK Diagnostics Forum 2015
Sharing ideas to facilitate the utilisation and adoption of innovative tests.
Workshops and other resources
Antimicrobial resistance: Diagnostic Solutions Workshop
Hosted at St Hugh's College Oxford in January 2017, the workshop brought together academics, industry representatives and clinicians to discuss diagnostic solutions to antimicrobial resistance.
'DECisions' - the diagnostics board game
Designed to help illustrate the evidence gathering and regulatory pathway that a new diagnostic test would have to follow in order for the device to be implemented in clinical practice.
Diagnostic test-specific checklist to assess decision modelling
Published in PharmacoEconomics Open, a modified checklist tailored to diagnostic economic evaluations has been developed, piloted and used to assess the diagnostic models in HTA reports.