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New COVID-19 simulation training for smartphones helps African healthcare workers save lives

The University of Oxford's LIFE project has launched a new set of app-based training scenarios that help healthcare workers in Africa safely manage and treat cases of children with suspected COVID-19.

Motorsport technology helps keep COVID-19 clinicians safe

Staff at our Oxford Simulation,Teaching & Research centre (OxSTaR) helped to develop this new type of aerosol shield designed by Formula One motor racing engineers

Information from OUH Trust on COVID-19

Information from the OUH Trust is available for staff on the OUH intranet. Link available in this article.

Patient Safety Awareness Week, 8–14 March 2020

OxSTaR are supporting Patient Safety Awareness Week. The week, 8–14 March 2020, aims to encourage the community to learn more about health care safety.

Dr Helen Higham Presents at the Surgical Grand Round

At the Surgical Grand Round at the ORHFT on the 17th January Dr Helen Higham, clinical director of OxSTaR presented about Effective Leaning from Serious Incidents. A video of her presentation with the slides is available. please click on the link above or the photograph to view.

OxSTaR picks up NDCN Teaching Award

We are delighted to win the NDCN Teaching Award at this year’s Thomas Willis Day. Recognised for making an exceptional contribution to promoting the work of the Department in a teaching setting in 2018.

Filming support for PhD project to improve critical care in Laos

Rebecca Inglis, ICM trainee at the OUHFT, sets up and films a series of simulated critical care scenarios at OxSTaR's training facility, as part of her overseas study. The videos will become training aids for the project, which aims to improve patient safety in Laos based ICUs.

Future Leaders Programme shortlisted for HSJ Award

The Health Service Journal's annual Value Awards place OxSTaR on the shortlist for the Training and Development division for improving value and efficinecy in healthcare through our Future Leaders Programme.

Real-time week-long MDT training sim for paediatric emergency care

Follow our simulated paediatric patient's journey from admission to ED through to PICU with transfers to CT inbetween.

The 2016 - 17 Symposium for Quality Improvement Projects celebrates this years' winners

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Foundation Year Quality Improvement Symposium is organised by Oxford Simulation, Teaching and Research (OxSTaR), which is based in our Department.

Our patient involvement advocate gives TEDx talk

Rosamund Snow, Patient Editor for The British Medical Journal and Clinical Research Fellow at OxSTaR (Oct '14 - Sept '16), provides a thought-provoking journey through a healthcare improvement process from a patient's perspective.

Investing in the Future - OUHT Future leaders programme 2015-2016

The Future Leaders Programme is a year long course for newly appointed consultants in the OUHT designed to build on existing skills in leadership and quality improvement. In the inaugural year 17 participants from very varied clinical backgrounds gained invaluable experience in the design and delivery of operational and strategic projects which produced real, sustainable improvements in the workplace. To find out more click on the video above.

Physiotherapist wins award for creating simulation course at OxSTaR

Award NDA

Owen Gustafson, Team Lead Physiotherapist, won the Educator and Trainer award (issued by Health Education Thames Valley) for contributions to the learning environment.

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