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Newsletter - 29 Nov 2016

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder of the DHOx events this week, plus news about a lunchtime seminar on 9th December, and a notice about applications for the Oxford Biodesign Short Programme.

This week

"Digital Health in the NHS, a Big Picture"

Tomorrow, Tuesday 29th Nov at 6pm, in John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes, Headington Campus

Please join us for this final DHOx evening seminar of 2016, a double header with talks from Tracey Grainger, Head of Digital Primary Care at NHS England, and Dominic McKenny, CIO from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Drinks reception to follow the talks. NB these talks will be recorded, and as usual you will be able to find them on the DHOx Vimeo page.

Signup and more information are via the DHOx Meetup page.

"Workshop - Designing Personalised Interventions"

Thursday 1st Dec at 5.30pm, in the George Pickering Education Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital

The latest workshop is a fantastic and fast paced design thinking workshop, run by Silicon-roundabout based Ctrl Group. This workshop is paper-based and no prior background is required. It is primarily designed for anyone who works with or is building tools or platforms that will have a patient-facing interface, but also is an excellent case-study in user-research, design thinking and personalisation of tools and platforms. Huge thanks go to Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School (OUCAGS) for helping with this workshop series and providing the venue in the academic centre in the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Signup and more information are via the DHOx Meetup page.

Lunchtime Seminar, Friday 9th Dec, "Wachter Review - a seminar and discussion with Peter Knight & Harpreet Sood", George Pickering Education Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital

There is a fantastic lunchtime event on Friday 9th December in the John Radcliffe Hospital, with talks and discussion on the Wachter Review. The report, published in Sept 2016, was titled "Making IT Work: Harnessing the power of health information technology to improve care in England". Alongside the report, Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust was selected as one of 12 new global exemplars in digital health and awarded up to £10 million to deliver pioneering approaches to digital services. Peter Knight (Chief Information and Digital Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) & Harpreet Sood (Senior Fellow to the Chief Executive Officer, NHS England; member of the National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England) will discuss the report, its implications and the opportunities it creates for digital health innovation.

More details and signup are via Eventbrite.

Finally, the Oxford Biodesign Short Programme: Apply by 5th December!

Interested in healthcare technologies, clinical translation, and entrepreneurship? Interested in learning the skills needed as a medical innovator, from experts in the field, and through real hands-on experience?

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME, Oxford University), in collaboration with the George Institute for Global Health, is running a second short programme on healthcare technology entrepreneurship in the 2016-17 academic year.

Broadly based on the successful Stanford Biodesign program (with whom we are working), the Oxford Biodesign short programme is an intro to the Biodesign Process – a systematic and proven approach to clinical needs finding and creatively inventing new biomedical technologies that take into account the important stakeholders of current healthcare settings.

How to Apply:

  • Open to postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers from Oxford University, and to clinicians.
  • Individuals with a background in medicine, biosciences, engineering, computer science, product design, or business are encouraged to apply and will be put together into complementary teams.
  • Need to commit to full programme: attending weekly sessions held at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Old Road Campus) Tuesdays, 4-6pm, weeks 1-8 of Hilary and Trinity (Spring & Summer) Terms, and project work in-between.
  • To apply, please email the Programme Administrator a CV; Covering letter explaining why you want to participate in the programme and how you see yourself developing into a leader in the digital health space; Email contacts for 2 referees.
  • Applications close on 5pm, Monday 5th December. Interviews will be held on Friday 9th December.
  • More details at

Hope to see you at one of the events this week.


Posted in Newsletter on Nov 29, 2016