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The Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund

The Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund (NOHF, formerly Oxford and District Hospitals Improvement and Development Fund) gives grants to a total of around £300,000 every year.

The source of funds was a generous benefaction from Lord Nuffield in 1937 and NOHF is a registered charity, No. 212575. There is an annual cycle of grant applications, which must be submitted by the end of January each year.

Every application must demonstrate that it is for:

'the raising of the standard of the hospital or hospitals concerned in order to assist the development and carrying on of the Oxford University Medical School'.

NOHF is happy to receive applications for items of equipment or larger scale projects. In the past, grants have funded projects in many specialties at the Radcliffe Infirmary, John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Horton General Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the mental health hospitals, and have included:

  • an extension to William Osler House
  • manikins for the Resuscitation Department
  • multi-headed microscopes
  • books for the Cairns Library
  • equipment for seminar rooms
  • equipment for medical illustration
  • funds for the Oxfordshire Health Services Research Committee.

Applications are presented to the Trustees who meet in May or June each year.

The Chairman is Professor Andrew Carr. The Secretary is Angela Truesdale, who works closely with the Medical Sciences Division.

How to apply

The 2023 round is now open, and will close on 31 January 2023.

Full instructions on how to apply and links to the necessary forms can be found via:

Instructions for applying to Nuffield Oxford Hospitals Fund - Medical Sciences Division

Last reviewed:20 December 2022