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The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and United States healthcare leader Mayo Clinic have signed an agreement to work together, to drive advances in medical research and patient care. This agreement will underpin collaboration in all areas of innovation.

The University, Oxford University Hospitals Trust and Mayo Clinic will bring together their respective expertise to improve patient care, make scientific discoveries and educate the healthcare providers and researchers of the future.

“Mayo Clinic and Oxford University medicine are truly global brands in healthcare,” says Sir John Bell, GBE, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford. “This unique collaboration will allow these world-class institutions to work together in research, teaching and clinical care to make advances in medicine. It will also reinforce the role of the UK as a major healthcare centre. I very much look forward to working with our distinguished colleagues from the Mayo Clinic to deliver innovation to patients.”

“This transatlantic partnership will bring together leading researchers and clinicians from around the world,” says Bruno Holthof, M.D., Ph.D., chief executive officer, Oxford University Hospitals. “Together we will be able to attract more talent and funding in order to create better health outcomes for our patients.”

“I am in no doubt that this high powered collaboration will bring very positive benefit to hard pressed NHS services in the medium and longer term,” says Dame Fiona Caldicott, chair of the Trust.

“This agreement represents a commitment to collaboration among recognized leaders in healthcare,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic. “As culturally aligned organisations, Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals and Mayo Clinic will work together to drive advances for patients in all areas of medicine.”

Each organisation brings a depth of expertise and achievement.

The partners will share space in London, where an independent business subsidiary has been formed to operate a clinic opening early in 2019. The clinic will provide leading-edge screening and diagnostics outside the NHS. Financial surpluses generated from these activities will be used to help advance clinical education and NHS patient care, and to fund vital medical research.

As the pioneer of team-based, patient-centred care, each year Mayo Clinic serves more than 1.3 million patients worldwide, and invests more than $500 million in clinical research. A non-profit organisation, established for over a century, Mayo Clinic has won recognition for high-quality healthcare more often than any other academic medical centre in the United States. U.S. News & World Report again this year ranked Mayo Clinic in Rochester the best hospital in the nation.