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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.​

News and events

Researchers go back to school with engagement project

Researchers from one of the NIHR Newcastle BRC’s research themes have been commended for their work to engage children in science in Newcastle University’s Engagement and Place awards. Laura Jardine, Emily Stephenson, Simone Webb and Olga Gumenyuk are part of the BRC’s Skin disease, oral disease and immunogenomics research theme. They were recently commended for […]

Volunteer Wendy helping patients of the future

Volunteering is vital to health and care research and the NIHR Newcastle BRC is lucky to have many people volunteering to be part of research and supporting us with delivering research that meets local health needs. To celebrate Volunteers Week 2023 (1-7 June), Wendy Broderick blogs about how she’s volunteered to use her personal experience […]

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 […]