The National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care - Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (NIHR CLAHRC – LNR) is a partnership between regionally based healthcare service providers and the University of Leicester. This is a five year programme which aims to ensure that the significant results from research studies are rapidly and effectively implemented, and to develop research capacity and capability, within local healthcare organisations.
Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (BRU)
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has chosen Leicester as the home for a new £5.5 million national research centre for heart disease at Glenfield Hospital. More than 100 doctors and scientists will be involved in research at the new centre. Key strands of research will include the genetics and inheritance of heart disease, high blood pressure and the introduction of new treatments including different types of cardiac stents.
Diabetes Research Network South East Midlands LRN
The NIHR Diabetes Research Network (DRN) is part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network, and forms part of the UK Clinical Research Network. The Networks support and deliver high quality clinical research studies.
Trent Stroke Research Network
The Trent Stroke Research network was established in 2006 as part of the national Stroke Research Network (SRN). It is one of eight local research networks funded by the Department of Health to facilitate the conduct of randomized prospective trials and other well-designed studies of stroke, including those for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Point of Care Integrated Diagnostics Development Unit project
A collaboration between clinicians and academics working at the life-science interface has begun to establish a diagnostics unit within the Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary which will focus on non-invasive detection of disease.