Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Oxford Radcliffe trust integrate and form new working agreement with Oxford University
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS trust have merged, creating an integrated trust under a single board and management team.
The newly-integrated trust will be known as the Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust. It will run the county's four teaching hospitals – the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Horton General, John Radcliffe, and Churchill hospitals – which will retain their current names.
In addition, a joint working agreement with the University of Oxford will come into effect. According to the new trust, the alliance will support a "health science partnership", which will integrate patient care, teaching and medical research.
Jan Fowler, chief executive of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS trust, said: "We are confident that operating as a single organisation will deliver the best in clinical treatment for our current and future patients and that the benefits from bringing together our two organisations are real and long-lasting."
This article is published by Guardian Professional. Join the Guardian Healthcare Network to receive regular emails on NHS innovation.
Read the complete post at http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2011/nov/01/nuffield-oxfordradcliffe-merge-oxford-university-hospitals-trust
Nov 01 2011, 08:25 AM
Healthcare Network | guardian.co.uk