Excellence in research
The Trust has an internationally renowned research reputation and is the leading NHS hospital in cardiovascular and respiratory research in England, the UK and arguably in Europe. The Trust is also the largest postgraduate specialist heart and lung centre in the UK.
The Trust is home to two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Units; one for both our respiratory and cardiovascular research programmes. Both BRUs were successfully renewed in 2011. The BRUs provide the organisational vehicle for the Trust’s experimental research activities as well as state-of-the-art facilities and staffed core resources.
Many of our researchers are key opinion leaders in respiratory or cardiovascular medicine.
Our principal academic partner is the National Heart & Lung Institute in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College.
In 2011 the Trust has also initiated a major new strategic initiative, the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Research is a major plank of the Institute’s activities.
Our research is funded from a wide range of sources including the UK research councils, charities, the European Union and the Department of Health. We also work closely with industry partners – pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and biotechnology companies.