The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s lives.
30 April 2020
A number of members of the department are actively helping with the response to the COVID pandemic. Playing a key role in research, literature reviews, clinical trials and engineering projects, all have a shared commitment to collaborate globally to tackle the pandemic.
Oxford-led research describes the safety profile and potential harms of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin
2 April 2020
Over 300 international researchers from the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community studied data from almost 1 million patients. They declared hydroxychloroquine safe for short-term use, but urge caution in using it in combination with azithromycin.
31 March 2020
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK's capacity for ventilator manufacture.
24 March 2020
The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) international community will host a COVID-19 virtual study-a-thon this week (March 26-29) to inform healthcare decision-making in response to the current global pandemic.
Coronavirus information - what we are doing at NDORMS to support our staff and students and the community
20 March 2020
NDORMS announces the closure of the Kennedy and Botnar Institutes and outlines other plans and activities for the department during the pandemic.
18 December 2019
The EU-PEARL project will take a systematic approach that enables patient-focused, cross company collaborative platform trials.
20 November 2019
A new trial, funded by a £1.2 million National Institute of Health Research grant, will explore whether surgery is the best treatment for digital nerve injury.
13 November 2019
Two Versus Arthritis Fellowships have been awarded to NDORMS researchers for the study of frozen shoulder and for management of osteoarthritis among the oldest adults.
8 November 2019
Professor Jonathan Rees and colleagues in the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU) have just been awarded a £1.5 million National Institute of Health Research HTA grant for the PRoCuRe trial to explore the benefits of surgical repair of partial rotator cuff tendon tears of the shoulder.
Largest study of its kind provides real-world evidence of the benefits of partial versus total knee replacement
8 November 2019
Opioid use and additional post-operative complications have been shown to be reduced when partial knee replacement is used over surgery where the whole of the joint is replaced.
5 November 2019
Four investigators based at the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS have been recently awarded National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellowships to further our understanding of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and develop better methodology to support medical research.
17 October 2019
List produced by Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times highlights achievements of senior women in engineering
28 August 2019
Professor Daniel Perry was recently Highly Commended in the Vice Chancellors Public Engagement with Research Awards for his work involving parents and children in the research process.
26 July 2019
Patient Nick Birch climbed Ben Nevis and ran 5K, just a year after having his hip replaced, to raise funds for research and specifically for Professor Siôn Glyn-Jones, the leading consultant on the team.
17 July 2019
New research from a randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective.
4 March 2019
Researchers from the University of Oxford and Estonia have found further evidence that a person’s genetic make-up and height can influence whether they will develop carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).