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Research and Development

A vast amount of effective research and development (R&D) work goes on in the Oxford AHSN region. The Oxford AHSN R&D programme supports the development of capability, capacity and collaboration across the NHS and our nine universities to make our region a more attractive place for research to improve healthcare locally, regionally and nationally. It aims to do this through closer collaboration between the universities, NHS and industry.

The Oxford AHSN is working with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network, the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford and others to support research, share information and opportunities, increase recruitment to trials, facilitate adoption of innovation, create coherent research platforms for partners and cut costs.

We aim to create an environment where every clinical encounter can contribute to research.

Chaired by Stuart Bell, Chief Executive of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, and led by Prof Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford AHSN, the R&D group comprises representatives from universities, NHS trusts and related bodies in the Oxford AHSN region.

The group meets approximately three times a year. Its remit  is to provide opportunities for collaboration between the NHS and university partners within the region in all aspects of R&D impacting on health and health care.

For further information contact Ben Thompson.

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