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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) have won £113.7 million to support ground breaking medical research.

Funding boost for medical research in collaboration with nhs oxfordshire OUImages/Nasir Hamid

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences will lead three themes of research in the new NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC):

–     multimorbidity and long-term conditions: led by Professor Richard Hobbs

–     obesity, diet and lifestyle: led by Professor Susan Jebb

–     partnerships for health, wealth and innovation: led by Professor Trish Greenhalgh.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which is funded through the Department for Health, this week announced that the Oxford BRC was one of 20 successful BRCs throughout England to receive funding for 2017 to 2022 following a competitive bidding process worth a record £816m. 

NIHR BRCs bring together expertise within the NHS and leading research organisations to turn latest discoveries into fundamentally new treatments for patients.

The success of the Oxford BRC in the award of major new funding reflects the scale, success and excellence of the OUH-University of Oxford partnership in medical research.  

Professor Richard Hobbs, Head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, said:

“We are delighted to be leading three of the 20 research themes in the new NIHR Oxford BRC and look forward to further cementing our productive working relationship with OUH. This major funding boost will support health and care services to better respond to the changing population demographic and deliver new and improved treatments for our patients.”


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