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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.

Working together for new and improved treatments

Since 2013 the Trust has hosted Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley (formerly the Oxford Academic Health Science Network) which works with partners in the NHS, research and industry to identify, develop and spread innovation that will benefit patients, services, populations and economies.

The Trust works closely with the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Together, as the Oxford Academic Health Partners, they have been designated as one of eight Academic Health Science Centres by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

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.

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NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is based at Oxford University Hospitals and run in partnership with the University of Oxford.

It was one of the first five BRCs funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in 2007 and in December 2022 it began its fourth round of funding - £86.6 million to support healthcare research over the next five years across 15 research themes, ranging from genetics and cell therapy to neuroscience, from cardiovascular disease and cancer to the use of data and artificial intelligence.

NIHR BRCs bring together academics and NHS clinicians to translate scientific breakthroughs into potential new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies that benefit patients, improve the delivery of care by the NHS and support the wider economy.

NIHR Oxford Clinical Research Facility

The NIHR Oxford Experimental Medicine Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

Based on the Churchill Hospital site, it supports early-phase experimental research and plays an important role in the clinical translational strategy of the Oxford BRC.

NIHR Oxford Clinical Research Facility - Oxford BRC

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Last reviewed:09 October 2023