The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Newcastle Hospitals), one of the largest and most successful teaching hospitals in England and twice rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University, which has a well-established, international reputation for multi-disciplinary research into the area of Ageing and Health.
We are one of 20 BRCs across England awarded major funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to bring together academics and clinicians to translate lab-based scientific breakthroughs into potential new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies.
The NIHR Newcastle BRC is the only one in the UK dedicated to the study of ageing and long-term conditions, improving the lives of people here in the North East, across the UK and beyond.
Over the next 20 years, the number of people who are aged over 65 and living with four or more diseases will double and around one-third of this group will also have mental ill-health (dementia, depression or cognitive impairment).
The NIHR Newcastle BRC aims to help address this challenge, by supporting research that is based on accelerating the conversion of lab-based activity into ageing and long-term conditions, into practical and meaningful benefits for patients, the public and the health and care system.
Our BRC harnesses experimental medicine expertise in dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease, in order to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multimorbidity