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Patient Safety Awareness Week, 14-20 March 2021

The week aims to encourage the community to learn more about healthcare safety. OxSTaR supports Patient Safety Awareness Week 2021.

Dr Sally Shiels wins a PGCert Portfolio Prize

The prize is awarded annually to the participants who gain the highest mark for their teaching portfolio.

The Oxford Box has arrived

We are very pleased to take delivery of adult and paediatric Oxford Boxes from Enovation Consulting Ltd and One Group Engineering.

OxSTaR's Hilary Edgcombe included in list of 100 incredible women

The list is part of the Medical Sciences Division's celebration of 100 years of women's admittance to the University of Oxford.

Textbook of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management released

This textbook is available on open access and contains a section on Human Error and Patient Safety written by the director of OxSTaR Prof Helen Higham and Prof Charles Vincent.

OxSTaR partnership wins Patient Safety Innovation of the Year award at 2020 Patient Safety Awards

The award was won in partnership with Oxford AHSN, Oxford University Hospitals FT, Royal Berkshire FT and Health Education England e-Learning.

OxSTaR are finalists in three categories of the Patient Safety Awards 2020

The project "Listening with Intelligence: An Evaluative Training Initiative to improve safety for low risk mothers and babies in labour" was undertaken in partnership with Oxford AHSN, Oxford University Hospitals FT Royal Berkshire FT and Health Education England e-Learning.

Global Anaesthesia specialist handbook released

The latest book in the Oxford specialist handbooks in Anaesthesia series has been published. OxSTaR's Hilary Edgcombe edited "Global Anaesthesia" with Rachel Craven and Ben Gupta.

Dr Claire Pickering wins Clincal Support Service Award

Dr Claire Pickering, a Simulation Fellow at OxSTaR, and Dr Chris Gough have won the Clinical Support Service Award for "Tea Trolley Teaching".

World Patient Safety Day 2020

17th September is World Patient Safety Day and OxSTaR supports this year's theme - Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety.

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.

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