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Oxford University Hospital

Oxford University Hospitals is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in England. On 1 October 2015 the Trust was awarded Foundation Trust status and became Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

It is governed by a Board of Directors. Day-to-day running of the hospitals and their clinical and non-clinical services is delegated to Executive Directors and senior clinicians and managers. 

Board of Directors

The Board has overall responsibility for the activity, integrity and strategy of the Trust. Its role is largely supervisory and strategic.

Trust Management Executive

It is the senior managerial decision-making body for the Trust. It is chaired by the Chief Executive, and consists of the Trust's Executive Directors, and the four Divisional Directors.

Council of Governors

The Council of Governors holds the Trust Board to account, is democratically elected, and is made up of unpaid posts, they represent the interests of Trust members and the public. The Governors bring a valuable perspective and contribution to the Trust's activities.

Clinical services and Divisions

The clinical services at the Oxford University Hospitals are grouped into Divisions. Each Division is headed by a Divisional Director, a practising clinician who is supported by a Divisional Nurse and General Manager.

The Divisions are responsible for the day-to-day management and delivery of services within their areas in line with Trust strategies, policies and procedures.

The Divisions include Directorates, each of which contain clinical service units covering specific areas of services. Directorates are led by Clinical Directors and supported by Operational Service Managers, Matrons and other relevant experts. The Directorates include those with services on one or more sites, such as surgery and women's services, and those which are based on a single site, such as cardiac services and neurosciences.

Vision, Mission and Values

Their core values are excellence, compassion, respect, delivery, learning and improvement.

Collaboration and partnership are also central to their approach in delivering their fundamental activities of patient care teaching and research.

These values determine the Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's vision to be:

"At the heart of a sustainable and outstanding, innovative, academic health science system, working in partnership and through networks locally, nationally and internationally to deliver and develop excellence and value in patient care, teaching and research within a culture of compassion and integrity.

This vision is underpinned by the Trust's founding partnership with the University of Oxford."

They aim to provide excellent care with compassion and respect,  to deliver, learn and continuously improve.

They also strive for excellence in healthcare by:

  • encouraging a culture of support, respect, integrity and teamwork

  • monitoring and assessing the performance against national and international standards

  • learning from their successes and setbacks

  • striving to improve what they do through innovation and change

  • working in partnership and collaboration with all the agencies of health and social care in the area we serve.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an English teaching hospital and part of the Shelford Group. It is one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals and one of the largest hospitals in Europe.

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