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The UK’s first minister for life sciences has praised biomedical researchers working across Oxfordshire.

UK minister for life sciences George Freeman MP and Dame Fiona Caldicott, Chair of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
UK minister for life sciences George Freeman MP and Dame Fiona Caldicott, Chair of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

George Freeman MP was visiting the county today (Friday 18 Dec 2015) to find out more about work being carried out by the NHS and businesses locally as well as by Oxford University, and about how all three are working together to create new treatments and technologies.

Starting at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Mr Freeman met Oxford University’s Regius Professor of Medicine Sir John Bell, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chair Dame Fiona Caldicott and Director of Clinical Services Paul Brennan, city council leader Bob Price and Local Enterprise Partnership Chief Executive Nigel Tipple, to discuss economic growth plans for the area and new approaches to integrated health care in the county.

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