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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University. We are the only BRC in the country to focus on the conversion of lab-based research around ageing and long-term conditions into practical and meaningful benefits for patients, the public and the health and care system.

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Newcastle ageing researcher wins Rising Star Award

We’d like to congratulate Dr Richard Dodds, NIHR Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, who has jointly won this year’s BGS Rising Star Award. He shares this accolade with Dr Atul Anand, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Reflecting on his award, Dr Richard Dodds has written a blog […]

Professor Doug Turnbull

Professor of Neurology wins Buchanan Medal

Professor Sir Doug Turnbull has been awarded this year’s Buchanan Medal, for outstanding contributions to biomedicine, particularly in the field of mitochondrial disease. The Buchanan Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions to the biomedical sciences. The award was created from a fund to the memory of the physician George Buchanan FRS (PDF), former Chief Medical […]


New NHS service enables people to sign up to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine studies

A new NHS service has been launched today (20 July), helping people across the UK sign up for information on the new COVID-19 vaccine trials. The new NHS Covid-19 vaccine research registry will help large numbers of people be recruited into the trials over the coming months, potentially leading to an effective vaccine being identified […]

New national study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 launched

A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched today. The PHOSP-COVID study has been awarded £8.4million jointly by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This study is one of a number of COVID-19 studies that have been given […]

JRO ACTT Research Team

Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT): insights with Dr Ashley Price

An international trial which recruited patients in Newcastle Hospitals shows improved recovery rate Results announced last week have shown that patients given the Ebola drug Remdesivir in the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT) trial were found to have a recovery rate that was nearly a third faster than those given placebo. The trial involved more […]

Newcastle city centre

Supporting older people with COVID-19: The Newcastle COVOP Report

A collaborated approach to supporting Newcastle’s older vulnerable population with COVID-19 Earlier this year health and social care organisations across Newcastle upon Tyne (Collaborative Newcastle) were focused on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was already evidence emerging that older people, especially those living with frailty and multiple long-term conditions, were at greatest […]

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