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.
Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit (BRU)
NIHR has funded a unique collaboration between the Leicester Diabetes Centre at the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in support of research directed towards exploiting the potential of the physical activity and sedentary behaviour paradigms in the prevention and management of chronic disease and the Interaction Between Physical Activity, Appetite Regulation, Nutrition & Metabolic Health In Chronic Disease Settings.
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 are 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.
Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit (BRU)
Predominantly based in the new Respiratory Research Building at Glenfield Hospital, the Unit will focus on promoting the development of new and effective therapies for the treatment of respiratory diseases including severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The funding has allowed the development of a specially designed unit including clinical space and specialist team allowing first class investigations into lung disease.
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.
Data to Knowledge for Practice (DKP) Facility
The Data to Knowledge for Practice (DKP) Facility is a strategic initiative by the College that directly links with various University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) teams to optimise and synergise activities relating to ‘Knowledge Engineering and Data Management’ in research and healthcare settings. It involves experts in areas such as bioinformatics, medical informatics, computer technology, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Consolidating such key expertise provides Leicester’s researchers and healthcare professionals with a focus for discussion, advice, innovation and collaboration, to drive forward our progress in advanced biomedicine.