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The Oxford University Hospitals Trust has been awarded Foundation Trust status by the heathcare regulator Monitor. The Trust is a key partner in Oxford University's medical education and research.

Becoming a Foundation Trust means that the hospitals are run with less government direction and are instead more accountable to the local community through Trust members and governors. The trust continues to be part of the NHS and deliver services according to core NHS principles - free care, based on need and not ability to pay.

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