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Oxford Health NHS FT to host new CLAHRC – Collaborative Leadership in applied health research and care

Oxford Health NHS FT will host the new CLAHRC – Department of Health and NIHR competition results announced – last week. Congratulations to all inv0lved and the list of partners is given below:

Oxford Academic Health Science Network

Oxford Academic Health Consortium

University of Oxford Departments of Primary Care Health Sciences; Psychiatry; Public Health; Nuffield Department Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine; Oxford Institute Biomedical Engineering; Said Business School, Radcliffe Department of Medicine.

Oxford Brookes University

Buckinghamshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group

Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group

Thames Valley Local Area Team

Health Education Thames Valley

The press release refers to the investment of £124 million across 13 new centres  in health research which includes work to reduce the risk of dementia through exercise as well as strategies to improve the nutrition and health of those who have already been diagnosed.  Long terms conditions is another key area. Teams will be exploring ways to improve the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; others will be looking at better aftercare for stroke patients and work will also be underway to prevent at risk groups from developing diabetes.  Some of the projects also aim to reduce pressures on A&E and include trying to cut down admissions in children under five and people with long term conditions.