The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is paid for by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). It aims to deliver health and care research in the UK, to improve people’s health and wellbeing.
One way the NIHR does this is by providing the facilities needed to develop and deliver research. In Leeds, the NIHR funds the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Clinical Research Facility (CRF). The BRC and CRF are part of NIHR in Leeds, along with other NIHR grants. The BRC develops experimental research into potential new treatments, diagnostic tests, and technologies.
The CRF delivers early stage and experimental clinical trials. Both the BRC and CRF are run by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) with the University of Leeds (UoL). LTHT provides the patients and clinical patients. The UoL provides the academic strength and facilities in areas where there is local scientific know-how.
At the heart of the UK, Leeds is a diverse, multicultural community. The research we develop and deliver needs to be relevant to, and reach, our communities, particularly those who are often described as ‘underserved’. We need our research to be relevant to their needs and priorities. The NIHR Leeds BRC and CRF are committed to delivering world-leading research that improves health and well-being for everyone
You can read the NIHR Leeds BRC and NIHR Leeds CRF Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy below: