The National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC) is a national centre for trauma research, taking discoveries from the military frontline to improve outcomes for all patients in the UK.

It brings together pioneering advances in surgery and infection by both military and civilian scientists as well as clinicians to deliver excellence in innovation in a complex area of acute care.

Launched in 2011, the centre shares its knowledge gained from treating seriously injured military and civilian patients, with the wider NHS. Based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), the centre harnesses expertise from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), University of Birmingham (UoB), and QEHB and has been funded over five years with a total of £15 million investment (£5 million QEHB and UoB; £5 million MoD; £5 million NIHR).


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  • Mar11

    NIHR SRMRC Dissemination and Networking Event 2016

    11 March 2016

    Dissemination and Networking Event 2016 Date: Friday 11 March 2016 Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Education Centre, Level 1, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham To register for the event please email with your name, job title,…

  • Nov25

    Research Forum

    25 November 2015

    Research Forum Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015 Time: 10.30-12.00 Venue: IBR Seminar Room (N143), Medical School, University of Birmingham The next NIHR SRMRC Research Forum will take place on Wednesday 25th November (10:30–12:00) in IBR seminar room…


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  • Blue light could combat hospital infections and contamination

    29 April 2016

    Research at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has shown that blue light could be an effective weapon to combat healthcare acquired infections (HAI). Laboratory tests on 34 different bugs which have been implicated in hospital…

  • Honey causes a buzz in treating infected wounds and burns

    13 April 2016

    Birmingham researchers have shown that specially engineered honey can combat bacterial biofilms found in chronically infected wounds and burns. NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) scientists found that bioengineered Surgihoney can prevent the…