University of Oxford’s CfRE partners with Northern Ireland to advance health equity

The University of Oxford’s Centre for Research Equity (CfRE) has entered into a historic partnership with the Health and Social Care Research and
Development (HSC R&D) Division in Northern Ireland to advance health equity across the region and ensure everyone benefits from healthcare advancements.

Unveiled during an event at Parliament Buildings in Stormont Estate on Wednesday, this groundbreaking partnership makes Northern Ireland the first UK region
to partner with CfRE.

Supported by the Department of Health Northern Ireland and key health and social care agencies, the partnership aims to improve health outcomes and reduce
disparities through collaborative research.

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Mike Nesbitt, highlighted that this new partnership represents “a significant step forward in efforts to address health
inequalities” in the region.

“By bringing together leading experts and resources from across sectors, we can work towards conducting research that truly benefits all of our communities,” he
said.