About the Oxford Academic Health Partners
The Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), Oxford Academic Health Partners (OAHP), was established in 2017 to provide the AHSC with an independent vehicle for delivery against strategic initiatives agreed by the partnership. In addition, this CIO provides a platform for formal interaction with stakeholders through the ability to grant associate member status.
OAHP is a separate legal entity from each of its corporate trustees (Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford Health NHS FT and the University of Oxford) and has therefore legal independence from them and can act independently. However, the governance structure ensures that the Charity and the AHSC remain closely linked such that the benefit of the resources that the AHSC has at its disposal are available to OAHP.
OAHP is regulated by the Charity Commission (Charity number 1174725) and has an approved charitable constitution that can be found here.
The Board membership and management structures are set out in associated pages.
Activities of OAHP
OAHP was established with the explicit aim of providing a vehicle that could contract on behalf of its Trustees to advance health by research, clinical care, education and training to provide solutions so that clinical research breakthroughs lead to direct clinical benefits. OAHP will carry out activities that are aimed:
a) providing information and opportunities to share information between all members of the medical field and/or health care system including but not limited to patients, clinicians, medical providers, researchers, health services;
b) raising awareness and carrying out training programmes involved in clinical, health and/or social care;
c) supporting clinical, health and/or social care research or research directly related to clinical, health and/or social care and the publication of the useful results of that research, including but not limited to: (i) diseases (both chronic and acute), immune responses, infections; (ii) treatments; (iii) drugs; (iv) diagnostics; (v) integrating health care systems; (vi) any other technologies;
d) making grants to projects involved in clinical, health and/or social care research;
e) providing information, advice and/or training to healthcare providers, patients and any users of the healthcare system;
f) progressing technologies, therapies and treatments for the benefit of human health;
g) working with industry, charities, universities, the health service and any other relevant bodies to assist the progress of scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs and new technologies;
h) supporting innovation and improvement in clinical, health and/or social care service delivery including but not limited to: (i) diseases (both chronic and acute), immune responses, infections; (ii) treatments; (iii) drugs; (iv) diagnostics; (v) integrating health care systems; (vi) any other technologies.
As a Charity that is intending to interact with the higher education sector and health and social care providers, the preferred route to provide funding is through making grants. OAHP will make grants to individuals and to organisations through a standard and non-negotiable set of grant conditions that will be published on the OAHP website.
In addition to providing grant funding, OAHP is permitted to:
• provide services; and
• act as an umbrella or resource body