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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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The Benchmarking Exercise Programme for Older People (BEPOP) – New Paper Published

Newcastle Hospital’s Frailty Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Charlotte Buckland, is celebrating recent publication of the results from the first wave of the national Benchmarking Exercise Programme for Older People (BEPOP) in the Journal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls.   The BEPOP project is a collaborative initiative run by the British Geriatrics Society, AGILE (the professional network for […]

Ambitious £13 Million Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study Aims to Uncover Disease Biomarkers for Personal Medicine

A unique study into IBD will bring together genomics and immunology experts, gastroenterologists, and patients from across the UK to identify new and personalised ways to predict, monitor, and treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The study is led by co-Chief Investigators Dr Chris Lamb from Newcastle University and Dr Carl Anderson from the Wellcome […]

Researching Dementia at the NIHR Newcastle’s BRC

It is Dementia Action Week and we find ourselves at a crucial intersection of research, advocacy, and community engagement. Our Dementia, Mental Health and Neurodegeneration Theme brings together clinicians and researchers with expertise in this area, all with access to state-of-the-art equipment to carry out translational research studies that enhance our understanding of dementia. Here […]

Funding to Support Dementia Care Research

The Alzheimer’s Society and the NIHR Newcastle BRC fund £500,000 to develop the next generation of research leaders in dementia.   £262,000 from the Alzheimer’s Society was match funded with a further £262,000 by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and awarded to Newcastle University. It will fund two clinical PhD fellows to undertake […]

The NIHR Newcastle BRC at the heart of ageing and health – The Health Innovation Neighbourhood

Newcastle University purchased the former Newcastle General Hospital site from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the vision to develop a Health Innovation Neighbourhood, which recently received planning permission from Newcastle City Council.   The NIHR Newcastle BRC is located at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, at the heart of the Health Innovation […]

Event: Patient and Public Engagement (PPIE) in Research: Perspectives from Researchers and Patients

An event by the NIHR Newcastle BRC research theme Skin, Oral Disease and Immunogenic. When? Wednesday 22nd May, 4 pm – 6:45 pm Where? The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix, NE4 5TG How can we improve inclusion of the patient voice in the shaping of research? Join the event ‘Patient and Public Engagement (PPIE) in Research: Perspectives […]