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The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) works to transform lives through world-leading research in ageing and multiple long-term conditions (MLTC).

Our experimental medicine and translational research turns innovative ideas and discoveries into practical benefits for patients, as well as contributing to the local and national economy.​

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Boost for mental health research in Newcastle

People with mental health conditions are set to benefit from a £42.7 million government investment into research across the UK announced today – which will also benefit research in Newcastle. The ‘Mental Health Mission’, part of the government’s Life Sciences Vision, aims to accelerate research across the UK and attract private investment to potentially benefit […]

Newcastle is future-proofing health research

On International Clinical Trials Day, Dame Jackie Daniel, CEO at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, outlines how research is a priority for the Trust. “On 10 May, The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) published its report on the UK health research sector: Future-proofing UK Health Research: a people- centred, coordinated approach. The report rightly […]

Event: North East Fatigue Research Symposium

When: Wednesday 5 July 2023, 09:00 – 15:00 Where: Baddiley-Clark Building Seminar Room, Newcastle University (Uni Map ref: 69) Book your place now Northeast Fatigue Research Symposium programme Chronic fatigue is one of the most disabling symptoms and most in need of improvement according to people with chronic diseases. However, what causes fatigue is not […]

Praise and poetry for Newcastle research staff

A volunteer who helped with research into a health problem in older people has praised the staff who looked after her – and the experience inspired her to dedicate a poem to the team. Valerie Howarth is 82 years old and lives in Ovingham in Northumberland. She kindly volunteered to take part in the Muscle […]

BRC leader in new role at forefront of dementia research

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Dementia Translational Research Collaboration (D-TRC) has announced its new leadership – with NIHR Newcastle BRC theme lead Professor John-Paul Taylor in a key role. The new leaders will spearhead the next five years of clinical dementia research development and delivery. The new Chair and joint Deputy […]

NHS research interns benefit from BRC programme

As part of our commitment to training the translational researchers of the future, we funded four research internships for NHS health professionals in 2022. The funding scheme, available to healthcare scientists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, midwives and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), aims to promote a positive culture of research and allows people in these professions to […]