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Clinics for Research Themed Assessment (CRESTA)

The NIHR Biomedical Research Building is an integral part of the Campus and is home to the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre as well as a number of ageing research labs, businesses and one of the country’s first Clinics for Research and Service in Themed Assessments (CRESTA). The CRESTA clinic provides one-stop, multi-disciplinary clinics centred on the needs of older patients, as well as a prime source of research inspiration for clinical academics engaged in valuable research as part of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre.

The Clinics for Research and Service in Themed Assessments (CRESTA), were created by theme lead for dementia research, Professor David Burn, to improve the healthcare provision of elderly people with a range of complex disorders. They provide a unique value, as they eliminate the need for older patients to attend different clinics on various days for their multiple conditions.

Patients might see a specialist nurse, then a consultant, and may receive a full assessment using the latest technology. Some patients may be identified as suitable for trials in the adjacent Clinical Ageing Research Unit and Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre.