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The Shelford Group represents ten of the largest teaching and research NHS hospital trusts in England

The Shelford Group is a collaboration between ten of the largest teaching and research NHS hospital trusts in England.

Together these ten NHS trusts account for over £11bn of the NHS budget, treat over 15 million patients a year, employ over 140,000 staff and account for two thirds of the country’s clinical research infrastructure.

Formed in 2011, the Shelford Group works with national leaders to inform life science, health and social care policy - connecting policy makers with the frontline NHS. Collectively its members are strategically significant to the NHS nationally, the UK’s life sciences industry and the wider UK economy. They are dedicated to excellence in clinical research, education and patient care.

Serving a local population of over eight million, member trusts run local NHS hospitals for their immediate communities and are also specialist centres of excellence for patients from further afield with complex medical conditions such as rare cancers and genetic disorders. They are also centres of academic excellence training the healthcare workforce of the future.

Shelford Group trusts are ‘anchor’ institutions for their regions - providing a major source of employment, creating demand for goods and services offered by UK businesses and generating economic growth through local innovation and life sciences communities. They are also system leaders in the provision of integrated health and social care, actively developing integrated care systems, leading sustainability and transformation partnerships, hospital groups and specialty networks across their regions.

The Shelford Group shares learning between members and initiates joint projects for large-scale improvement in the NHS. The Group works in partnership with other organisations, including leading think tanks, membership bodies and government departments on national policy priorities. Its aim is to improve outcomes for the populations its members serve directly and those served by the wider health and social care system.

The Group is led by its member chief executives and has active sub-groups for chief nurses, medical directors, finance directors and other executives. In addition, a spectrum of professional groups provide a valuable source of expertise across chief pharmacists, allied health professionals and research and development communities.

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NHS Safer Nursing Tool made available to all healthcare organisations

All NHS Trusts are being given the opportunity to use the Safer Nursing Care Tool (SNCT) thanks to an innovative partnership between the Shelford Group and Imperial Innovations, in collaboration with NHS Improvement and the Chief Nursing Officer.
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Shelford Group responds to House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Consultation

Read the Shelford Group's response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy.
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Sub Groups

Chief Nurses

The Chief Nurses of each of the Shelford Group member NHS Trusts belong to a Sub Group of the organisation, with the purpose of sharing best-practice, benchmarking and working towards improving standards in nursing.
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Finance Directors

The Finance Directors of each of the Shelford Group member NHS Trusts belong to a Sub Group of the organisation, with the purpose of sharing data and best-practice, benchmarking and working towards improving systems of NHS financing.
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Medical Directors

The Medical Directors of each of the Shelford Group member NHS Trusts belong to a Sub-Group of the organisation, with the purpose of sharing best-practice, benchmarking and working towards improving and developing standards and protocols.
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