NIHR Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre
King’s College London is the academic partner of one of only five National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres in the UK, together with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
These Centres have a strong focus on translational research, taking advances in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into the clinical setting so that they can benefit patients. They form a key part of the Department of Health's new strategy for research and development in the NHS.
The aim of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London is to enable our pipeline of excellent basic biomedical research to deliver real change in the management of our patients.
With funding of £10 million a year over five years from April 2007, the Centre has developed clear strategies to diversify training opportunities, increase research capacity and extend user involvement in research.
A new Faculty of Translational Medicine has been established within the Centre to develop our R&D capacity through the training of scientists, clinicians and allied healthcare professionals.
The Centre is also supported by a Clinical Research Facility (CRF), to serve the functions, research and service needs of each site.
An integral part of the Centre is the Biomedical Forum, a monthly meeting which provides an opportunity to showcase translation in biomedical and clinical research. The networking event aims to foster collaboration between clinicians, basic scientists and allied health professionals.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre