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Little-known facts about university hospitals

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University hospitals play a crucial role in the NHS, delivering high-quality acute care, training the doctors and health professionals of tomorrow and conducting groundbreaking clinical research.

Despite a distinct role and purpose within the healthcare system, the breadth of their contribution is not always fully understood.

The success of the life sciences strategy, published in August 2017 by Sir John Bell, will depend in large part on support for university hospitals and their academic partners. NHS Confed have been working with the Association of UK University Hospitals to set out the vital role and contribution they make.