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Research and Development

A vast amount of effective research and development (R&D) work takes place across the Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley region. The R&D programme supports the development of capability, capacity and collaboration across the NHS and 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 R&D programme is led by Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive. The R&D oversight group is chaired by Keith Channon and supported by the Oxford Academic Health Partners which is embedded within the Oxford HIN.

We aim to create an environment where every clinical encounter can contribute to research. We have excellent working relationships with the following National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) bodies:

We also work closely with other clinical research infrastructures including regional clinical trials units to support research, share information and opportunities, increase recruitment to trials, facilitate adoption of innovation, create coherent research platforms for partners and cut costs.