Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Introduction

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Working together for new and improved treatments

Oxfordshire and the surrounding region is home to a wealth of healthcare providers, researchers and companies and partnership working is vital to create the research infrastructure and outstanding leaders capable of tackling tomorrow's challenges and to drive economic growth.

The Trust works with the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and in 2013 was designated an Academic Health Science Centre to further collaboration between the four partners.

The 2011 signing of a formal Joint Working Agreement between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals built on years of close working between the University and the NHS.

Since 2013 the Trust has hosted the Oxford Academic Health Science Network which brings together universities, industry and the NHS in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire to improve health and prosperity in the region through rapid clinical innovation adoption.

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The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

Collaboration between the Trust and the University of Oxford has been further strengthened by the establishment of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in 2007.The BRC is hosted by the Trust and is a collaboration with the University to drive forward research that can have a direct clinical benefit to the NHS. From 2007 to 2017 the BRC received £155m from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), funded by the Department of Health, and a further £113.7m from 2017 to 2022 across 20 research themes.

Introduction to the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

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The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is based at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and run in partnership with the University of Oxford.

The Trust also hosts the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Musculoskeletal Disease, an NIHR-funded collaboration with the University of Oxford to research new treatments for conditions including osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and inflammatory arthritis.

In 2014, the Trust was designated a host organisation by NHS England for the national 100,000 Genomes Project that will collect 75,000 full DNA genomes for research into cancer and rare diseases, in collaboration with acute trusts in Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Milton Keynes.

It is a strategic priority of the Trust to continue to increase our research activity, further integrate it with clinical care and increase patient participation and involvement.

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Further information

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