The OAHP Team held a great meeting with the Brookes Vice Chancellor’s Group which highlighted the real opportunities that existed to work even more closely together and to move into areas that have not normally been connected with health and life sciences. Real opportunities exist in, for example, research governance and the opportunities for shared resources and approaches; for joint work in Health Ageing and the development of research opportunities with health care and social care.
In addition, our Director, Keith Channon, suggested that a session at the OAHP Board could be very usefully held on estates developments and usage, building on the real closeness of the existing Partners’ sites in Headington. This would be planned in to the business for the year and Linda King agreed that this would be particularly useful as Brookes was in the process of developing its capital/estates strategy.
A number of actions would now be taken to maintain both momentum, particularly in relation to the renewal of the two BRCs in which Brookes was actively engaged, and to look at new opportunities particularly in relation to innovation, and entrepreneurship.