Welcome from the Head of Department
Hello and welcome to the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
As the UK’s top ranked centre for academic primary care we are home to some of the country’s best health researchers and teachers, all working together to make a difference to the way healthcare is delivered in general practice and other primary care settings globally. Our outstanding reputation is thanks to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our staff and students, so I am very pleased you have decided to join us.
We strongly believe in the pursuit of excellence, but we also believe that this is best achieved if our staff enjoy their work and the fellowship it provides. We actively promote and support equality, diversity and inclusion and this is at the heart of our values. We aim to be an inclusive department, one in which the broadest range of staff and students will thrive and one that recognises and celebrates the qualities and abilities of all our people.
We strive to be a progressive, flexible and family-friendly workplace with a culture of continuous improvement achieved largely through the efforts of our staff-led Better Workplace and Equality and Diversity Groups, which develop and deliver our Athena SWAN objectives. By developing new policies and practices, these groups aim to serve the needs of everyone in the department, and support a work environment that facilitates anyone to grow and develop their career with us. Please do consider joining one of these groups.
You’re also invited to attend our regular informal coffee breaks, research seminars and of course our renowned Christmas fancy-dress parties!
Given the University of Oxford is such a large and diverse organisation, I hope this brief induction will help you to find your feet with us during your first few weeks.
With best wishes,
Professor Richard Hobbs,
Head of Department, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences