Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The NIHR Newcastle BRC represents a collaboration between the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.
Newcastle Hospitals Trust is a hugely ambitious and successful Trust, considered to be an excellent employer, providing outstanding clinical services to the local population, whilst at the same time delivering world-class innovation and research that allows them to influence at a national and a global level.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of just five in the country to have been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the independent health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), in two consecutive assessments.
One of the other five trusts similarly recognised is the Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, which Newcastle BRC investigators also work closely with.
Healthcare at its best, with people at its heart
Launched in 2019, the Newcastle Hospitals Trust’s new 5-year strategy was created through consultation with staff across the organisation, with a vision of:
‘Achieving local excellence and global reach through compassionate and innovative healthcare, education and research’
The Trust has 5 strategic priorities it works to:
- Patients: putting patients at the heart of everything they do. Providing care of the highest standard focusing on safety and quality.
- People: Supported by their cornerstone programme ‘Flourish’, they will ensure that each member of staff is able to achieve their potential.
- Partnerships: To be an effective partner, developing and delivering integrated care and playing their part in local, national and international programmes.
- Pioneers: Ensuring that they are at the forefront of health innovation and research.
- Performance: Being outstanding, now and in the future.
This is reflected in the NIHR Newcastle BRC’s aims to:
- make our research visible and accessible to patients and the public, with clear routes for getting involved and participating in research.
- identify the next generation of translational researchers in the field of ageing and long-term conditions and support them from the very start of their careers through to senior research roles.
- forge partnerships across the Trust, the University, related NIHR infrastructure (locally and nationally), the life sciences industry, and other related academic, charity and policy-making organisations to deliver benefits for health research, development and innovation in the field of ageing and long-term conditions
- harnesses experimental medicine expertise in dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease, in order to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multimorbidity.
Research and development in Newcastle Hospitals
Newcastle Hospitals Trust have a worldwide reputation for the quality of their research, as well as the quality of their healthcare.
Ongoing research is aimed at helping patients benefit from potentially life-saving treatments in the future, as well as having positive effects for patients now. Evidence shows that patients do better in hospitals that carry out research – even if they don’t actually take part in a study themselves.
Newcastle Hospitals’ commitment to research keeps them at the forefront of healthcare and allows the Trust to offer the very best services for patients.