The trust’s partnership with Oxford University has been highlighted as a key to the success of the university’s medical and health teaching and research division, which this week was ranked best in the world.
Oxford University has been ranked the highest for medical and health teaching for the sixth year running in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University’s works closely with the NHS in Oxfordshire, including with the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
This close collaboration also means that we work closely with researchers to find ways to improve patients care, and we actively encourage our patients and staff to participate in research, so that their real-life experiences can inform scientific work.
Oxford Health and the University of Oxford are also working together to establish the new National Institute of Health (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), one of only two across the country dedicated to mental health and dementia.
This new research centre has secured £12.8 million in funding from the NIHR to bring together the expertise within Oxford Health with the cutting-edge research carried out at Oxford University, with the aim of turning latest discovering into fundamentally new treatments for patients.