University of Oxford Hospital

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University of Oxford Hospital

Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an English teaching hospital and part of the Shelford Group. The Trust is made up of four hospitals – the John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children’s Hospital, West Wing, Eye Hospital, Heart Centre and Women’s Centre), the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, north Oxfordshire.

As well as the four main hospitals, the trust also provides services in four community hospitals across Oxfordshire including Thame, Wallingford, Wantage and Witney. The services offered at these community hospitals are fairly basic and differ from hospital to hospital. Wantage community hospital is also accompanied by Wantage health centre whereby additional health services are provided by the trust. Other clinics and health centres serviced by the trust in Oxfordshire includes Bicester and Oxford with the trust also providing some services in clinics and hospitals in neighbouring counties.

The Trust was formed in 2011 by a merger with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust. It achieved Foundation Trust status in October 2015. Sir Jonathan Michael, the former Chief Executive, announced in November 2014 that he planned to retire in 2015 – by which time it was hoped that the Trust would achieve Foundation Trust status.

The trust has one of the 11 Genomics Medicines Centres associated with Genomics England which will open across England in February 2014. All the data produced in the 100,000 Genomes project will be made available to drugs companies and researchers to help them create precision drugs for future generations.

The Trust’s Littlemore Hospital site is to be developed for housing.

It is one of the biggest provider of specialised services in England, which generated an income of £356 million in 2014/5.