A study of staff perceptions of shift safety across 3 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) identified several factors that could improve existing staffing models. ICUs are complex healthcare units, where adequate staffing is essential for best patient care. Nature and composition of the workforce, work environment and patient outcomes are inherently linked. ICU-specific staffing guidance is […]
DiagnosticInformatics Approaches Patients with severe Covid-19 shown to have high levels of stress hormone
Patients with severe Covid-19 have been shown to have high levels of the stress hormone called cortisol, according to a new study led by Professor Waljit Dhillo, NIHR Imperial BRC Training Lead and Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology Theme Principal Investigator, and Consultant Endocrinologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The study provides data to show […]
DiagnosticInnovationPartnershipTherapeutic Ground-breaking new study into long-term health impacts of coronavirus
A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched. The PHOSP-COVID study (Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 study: a national consortium to understand and improve long-term health outcomes) has been awarded £8.4million jointly by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This study […]
AwardFirst in HumanPartnershipPrevention COVID-19 trial progresses with over 300 participants now screened
More than 300 participants have been screened for Imperial’s COVID-19 vaccine trial as its lead speaks of “cautious optimism”. Professor Robin Shattock and his team, including Chief Investigator Dr Katrina Pollock and Senior Clinician Dr David Owen, have successfully administered first doses to 15 trial volunteers. Watch the team explain how the vaccine works, how […]
Informatics ApproachesInnovationPartnership Urine signatures indicate quality of individuals’ diet and suitability to body type
Scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test that measures the health of a person’s diet. The test also produces an individual’s unique urine ‘fingerprint’. Scientists at Imperial College London in collaboration with colleagues at Northwestern University, University of Illinois, and Murdoch University, analysed levels of 46 different so-called metabolites […]
To accelerate our understanding and response to coronavirus, a COVID-19 specific de-identified dataset was created, pulling together data from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the region’s linked longitudinal dataset. Find out how to get access here.
NIHR Imperial BRC has established a new ‘virtual’ Theme, with the aim of acting as a focal and coordinating point for all the active and proposed research initiatives currently being directed towards the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 infection. Find out more about ongoing activities here.
Examples of research projects testing out new drugs, devices and diagnostics in humans for the first time. The BRC is specifically aimed at supporting these kinds of experimental medicine studies.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has developed a range of innovative device technologies, in collaboration with scientists in our Faculties of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Some of the most recent are highlighted here.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has a strong, successful track record of collaborating with life sciences and other related industries, academic institutions, charities and research organisations. Most recent examples can be found here.