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The National Institute for Health and Care 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 in 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 hosts International Lewy Body Dementia Conference

The first in-person International Lewy Body Dementia conference since the COVID-19 pandemic is held in Newcastle this week Newcastle hosted the first International Dementia with Lewy bodies conference in October 1995 and the third in September 2003. It is now hosting the seventh International Lewy body Dementia Conference (ILBDC) on June 15th-17th 2022 at the […]

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New paper highlights key areas in therapeutic drug monitoring for inflammatory rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease in clinical practice.

The results of a systematic literature review by the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) have been published, reporting the EULAR- endorsed overarching principles and points to consider. BRC Deputy Director and Musculoskeletal Diseases theme lead Professor John Isaacs led a European consortium to develop guidance, informed by systematic literature reviews, on a relatively […]

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Celebrating our history and building our future: latest from Chief Executive’s blog

In Mays’ recent blog post, Chief Executive for Newcastle Hospitals, Dame Jackie Daniel reflects on the Hospitals past and future. Our History We have been looking back to see how the coronation was celebrated in our hospitals back on 2nd June 1953. Although we don’t have any film from coronation day, I was reminded this […]

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NIHR in the North East and North Cumbria

The NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria (NENC) have worked with regional teams to publish a brochure explaining the different parts of the local NIHR infrastructure. The NIHR was established in 2006 to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research […]

Four budding researchers are expanding their knowledge of clinical research

The BRC funds four internships focussed on ageing-related disease and long-term conditions The funding scheme, available to Healthcare Scientists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, aims to promote a positive culture of research and allows people in these professions to develop their research awareness and critical thinking through an innovative six-month development […]

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Newcastle University receives funding for new research unit

Newcastle University is receiving almost £2 million for a cutting-edge research unit focused on organ donation to help improve the outcomes for patients waiting for and receiving transplants. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has launched a £20m set of research units in the UK across blood, organs, plasma, and stem cells. The five Blood and […]