Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Type of Trust
NHS hospital trust
Trust Details
Last annual budget £822 million
Employees 11,000
Chair Dame Fiona Caldicott
Chief Executive Dr Bruno Holthof
Website Oxford University Hospitals
Care Quality Commission reports CQC
Wiki-Links National Health Service

Oxford University Hospitals 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.[1]

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.[2]

The Trust was formed in 2011 by a merger with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust. It achieved Foundation Trust status in October 2015.[3] Sir Jonathan Michael, then 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.[4]

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.[5]

The Trust's Littlemore Hospital site is to be developed for housing.[6]

It is one of the biggest provider of specialised services in England, which generated an income of £356 million in 2014/5.[7]

The Trust is to set up an independent business subsidiary in London in partnership with the University of Oxford and Mayo Clinic in 2019.[8]


Four-hour target in the emergency department quarterly figures from NHS England Data from https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/

In September 2016, the trust was selected by NHS England as one of twelve Global Digital Exemplars.[9]

The trust halved the number patients medically fit for discharge but stuck in acute beds between January and June 2016 by employing 60 social care workers to provide support in patients' homes after discharge. [10]

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  1. ^ About us Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Retrieved 5 February 2015
  2. ^ Hospitals and clinics Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Retrieved 1 January 2016
  3. ^ Oxford University Hospitals becomes a Foundation Trust Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Retrieved 17 October 2015
  4. ^ "Oxfordshire's major hospitals will conduct international search for new chief executive". The Herald. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "NHS DNA scheme to fight cancer and genetic diseases". BBC News. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Residents' appeal pays off as unmarked graves are saved". Oxford times. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Analysed: The biggest NHS providers of specialised services". Health Service Journal. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mayo Clinic, Oxford to collaborate on research and innovation". Healthcare IT news. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  9. ^ "New plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS". gov.uk. Department of Health and The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "New Oxford Hospitals chief reveals delayed transfers turnaround". Health Service Journal. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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