NIHR Health Protection research unit in healthcare associate infections and antimicrobial resistance at university of oxford
The National Institute for Health Research Unit (NIHR) has provided funding to establish 14 Health Protection Research Units (HPRU) to address key public health threats. The HPRUs are partnerships between Universities and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) forming multi-disciplinary centres of excellence with a focus on collaborations and knowledge sharing.
The NIHR HPRU in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance is a partnership between UKHSA and the University of Oxford in collaboration with University of Leeds, Animal and Plant Health Agency and European Bioinformatics Institute.
The vision of the HPRU in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Oxford University is to find better ways to manage and prevent threats from antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, by detecting them faster, working out who needs protecting most and how this can be done.
NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance
We want to create opportunities for individuals to interact, engage, and contribute to our research to: ensure our research questions align with the wider public’s priorities: Disseminate findings to everyone who may find them relevant, useful or interesting: Inspire adults and children and promote careers in research and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Our strategy for knowledge mobilisation/policy-maker engagement is based on UKSHA leaders being best-placed to ensure HPRU studies directly inform UKHSA needs and results are disseminated beyond academia, including into UKHSA guidance/outputs