Mayo Clinic, the University of Oxford, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have signed a partnership agreement to drive advances in medical research and patient care. Potential areas for collaboration include research projects, educational interactions and endeavors, practice pilots to focus on leading improvements in quality, integration and outcomes delivered, and the exchange of resources to support research, practice and educational activities.
As part of the partnership, Mayo Clinic and Oxford will also 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 United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). Financial surpluses generated from these activities will be used to help advance clinical education and patient care, and to fund vital medical research.
“This agreement represents a commitment to collaboration among recognized leaders in healthcare,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic. “As culturally aligned organizations, Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals and Mayo Clinic will work together to drive advances for patients in all areas of medicine.”