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

For six years the SRMRC has been a centre where civilian and military basic scientists work alongside clinicians in a variety of specialist areas to improve the care and treatment of trauma patients.

The aims of the centre are:

To share best clinical practice from the military frontline to the NHS and back again.

To provide a unique environment where professionals from both the clinical and the scientific world work together.

Turn ground-breaking research into new treatments.

Multiple studies are run from this centre all year round by scientists and academics from the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Health, University of Birmingham and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Combined with a team of dedicated research nurses and administrative staff this centre is able to tackle some of the biggest questions in trauma. Such as:

The Golden Hour study – looking at what happens to the immune system during that first hour after injury that can often be missed by the time the patient is admitted to hospital.

The RePhill trial – a study aimed at finding which is best for a patient who needs to receive blood at the scene of the injury – blood or saline.

The Recos study – this looks at the effects of repetitive concussion in athletes such as rugby players.

The team of nurses based at the SRMRC recruit to over 30 clinical trials. They are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week as trauma is not 9 to 5 so neither are they. The nursing team is supported by a dedicated team of administrative staff and they all work together to help move trauma research forward.

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    Trauma Research Forum – June

    29 June 2018

    You’re invited to attend June’s Trauma Research Forum. June’s talks are: Dr Maryam Esmaeili talking about ‘Developing a cranial membrane with anti-scarring properties’ at 9am Followed at 9.30 by Dr Anita Slade presenting ‘Patient Reported Outcomes…

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    Trauma Research Forum – May

    25 May 2018

    The next Trauma Research Forum takes place on Friday 25th May at the Learning Centre at the University of Birmingham in room 223/224.   The session kicks off at 9am with Dr Animesh Acharjee: ‘Identification…

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  • Trauma Research Forum – June

    30 May 2018

    You’re invited to attend June’s Trauma Research Forum. June’s talks are: Dr Maryam Esmaeili talking about ‘Developing a cranial membrane with anti-scarring properties’ at 9am Followed at 9.30 by Dr Anita Slade presenting ‘Patient Reported Outcomes…

  • NIHR SRMRC Run First Research Link Nurse Study Day at QEHB

    23 May 2018

    In June the nurses from the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) will begin teaching for the first group of research ‘link nurses’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Link roles are used…