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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    NIHR SRMRC Trauma Research Forum Seminar

    22 February 2017

    Wednesday 22nd February, 10.30-12.00, IBR Seminar Room (N143), Medical School, University of Birmingham ‘Birmingham Objective Scar Scale (BOSS) study’ Speaker: Kwang Chear Lee With the emergence of new pharmalogical anti-scarring treatments, there is a need for validated and…


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  • High-flying paramedic boosts research team

    23 January 2017

    Birmingham-based researchers have enlisted the expertise of a Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) HEMS paramedic to help carry out a ground breaking study.  Jim Hancox has been drafted into a NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology…

  • SRMRC nursing team off to great start with REST Trial recruitment

    20 December 2016

    Trauma research nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) have begun recruiting patients into a new trial which aims to improve the outcomes of those with respiratory failure. The pRotective vEntilation with veno-venouS lung…