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Who we are

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together world-leading researchers and clinicians to turn new scientific breakthroughs into treatments for patients.

Newcastle’s BRC is the only one of the 20 BRCs across England that is dedicated to the study of 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.

And our work on diagnosis, treatment and prevention puts us at the forefront of the translational medicine revolution, leading to major advances in patient healthcare, regionally, nationally and globally.

Our partnership that brings together world-class best researchers and clinicians from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Cumbria, Northumbria, Tyne and Wear (CNTW) NHS Trust, and Newcastle University.

This world-class environment was recognised in 2020 by the NIHR, NHS England and NHS Improvement award of Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) status to Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP). This is one of only eight Academic Health Science Centres (AHSC) in the UK.

We are a North East success story.

Newcastle’s is the only BRC outside the South East (London, Cambridge, and Oxford) to have been awarded NIHR BRC status in every funding round since 2007.​ That’s four consecutive funding awards from the NIHR and 15 years’ experience of world-leading translational research here in the North East of England.​

Our partnership

The NIHR Newcastle BRC is a partnership that brings together some of the world’s best researchers and clinicians.

Our people

Meet our team of experienced clinicians and scientists, trainees and professional services staff

Where we are

We are based at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality; a purpose-built site, dedicated to improving healthcare for older people.