The Board of the OAHP has been refining its objectives and plans since designation in 2020. Current priorities which are based on the goals and objectives set out in the Oxford Academic Health Partners application for designation 2020 are as follows for 2021/2022:
- the development of a Joint Working Agreement between the Partners based on the MoU already in place
- the development of the Oxford Joint Research Office to enable closer working and coordination for research within the NHS and academia. Already established and effective, the JRO will extend its reach and orientation to become an Oxford Research Office fit for the long-term development goals of the OAHP including new and additional activity planned for Warneford and Churchill estates.
- Support to deliver two NIHR BRC Renewals for 2022 – the Oxford BRC is based at the OUH and the Oxford Health BRC at the Warneford Hospital. Both are bidding for renewal and the Board of the OAHP meets regularly in support of this process
- Support for the NIHR Clinical Research Facility renewal process
- the development of a clinical academic pathway for Nurses, Midwives and the Allied Health Professions. The work is being overseen by a Board sponsored group chaired by Professor Paul Carding, Director of the OxINMAHR
- the establishment of a framework for the sharing and management of clinical data for research and operational purposes. The Board has established an Oversight Group with all partners to review and support agreements and templates for. (this will not cut across bi-lateral discussions already underway).
Strategic objectives remain as follows:
- active and sustained engagement with the Oxford AHSN
- development of understanding and collaboration with the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire Integrated Care System (ICS)
- developing strong arrangements for engagement with patients, carers and the public building on the activities underway within the Partners and in support of the AHSN’s PPIEE activity
- developing local and regional leadership through work with partners, with the wider community, the collective of AHSCs and the AHSN Network to maximise impact on patients and the NHS as a whole