The Trauma MIC is hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, who also hosts the following NIHR Infrastructures offering multiple opportunities for collaboration.
The remit of the SRMRC is improving trauma care and outcomes for patients through translational research built on military, NHS and scientific partnership. The centres clinical themes complement those of the Trauma MIC following the trauma patient’s journey.
The Centre is jointly funded by the NIHR and the Ministry of Defence, the British government department in charge of putting into place the Government’s defence policy and the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.
The Birmingham CRF is multi-specialty and receives funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) specifically for experimental medicine research. Its adult’s facilities are based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, while paediatric services are delivered at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Their philosophy is that every patient should have the opportunity to participate in clinical research studies. Both CRF sites are purpose-built, dedicated units where patients take part in research programmes safely according to robust, ethically approved trial protocols.
The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands is a five-year initiative (2019-2024) with a mission to create lasting and effective partnerships across health and social care organisations, and universities (Birmingham, Keele and Warwick) in order to improve care services across the West Midlands.
ARC West Midlands support the Health Economics cross-cutting theme of the Trauma MIC.
Diseases of the immune system which lead to persistent inflammation such as colitis, Crohn’s disease and arthritis, are a group of common and highly disabling conditions which share underlying disease processes. They affect up to 10% of the UK population and this figure is likely to increase with our ageing population. Unfortunately, treatment is expensive, rarely curative and often associated with disabling side-effects such as infection.
The NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre has exploited the outstanding clinical environment of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the longstanding research at the University of Birmingham to shed light on the common and distinct mechanisms underpinning these diseases.
Birmingham Health Partners is a strategic alliance between the University of Birmingham and two NHS Foundation Trusts – Birmingham Women’s and Children’s, and University Hospitals Birmingham – where members collaborate to bring healthcare innovations through to clinical application.
Its unique ecosystem enables the full spectrum of translational medicine: encompassing health data; an established local health system; academic excellence; and an extensive clinical trials capability.