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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    Recruitment to the SIRS study


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    Cyclists! Take care, be aware

    24 March 2015

    Cycle Safety Campaign ‘Take Care, Be Aware’ Date: 24 March 2015 Time: 09am-2pm Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB atrium or outside the main entrance, weather permitting)   Following the success of our ‘It’s Vital…

  • Mar06

    Open Seminar: Human Factors in Extremis

    06 March 2015

    Human Factors in Extremis: Capturing the lessons of the frontline Date: 06 March 2015 Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham   An Open Seminar focusing on the challenges of maintaining human factors under the most extreme…


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  • Ron’s Running for Trauma Care

    12 February 2015

    Ron Carrera, Research Nurse for the SRMRC, is taking on one of the toughest events in the world of running: the London Marathon. In his first attempt at the distance, Ron will be raising money…

  • Café Scientifique a roaring success!

    05 February 2015

    SRMRC Microbiology Theme Lead Dr Beryl Oppenheim kick-started a new series of the Café Scientifique events at the Jekyll & Hyde Gin Bar and Restaurant in Birmingham city centre this Tuesday 3rd February. The discussions,…