Our vision is improving lives through world-class research in ageing and long-term conditions.
Our purpose is to build on and harness experimental medicine expertise in individual long-term conditions, to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multimorbidity. Ageing syndromes are conditions that adversely affect the health of large numbers of older people, yet they are not always recognised in clinical practice and therefore approaches to diagnosis, treatment and prevention are not well developed. Our BRC will be able to address this important area of unmet health need.
The overall aim of the NIHR Newcastle BRC is to build on excellence in experimental medicine in five key research themes; dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease. We will apply advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these individual long-term conditions, to ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multimorbidity.
We are committed to training the next generation of translational researchers in ageing and long-term conditions. NIHR Training is an integral part of our strategy for research training and career development through studentships, workshops, online and face-to-face training.