Twenty-three NHS clinicians have completed a unique programme to prepare them for hospital board roles. The Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Leadership and Development programme, which launched in 2017, is a first-of-its-kind course in the UK. It equips senior clinicians and NHS managers with the leadership skills they need to operate effectively at […]
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. This is because surgeons do not have yet the tools to help them navigate through the delicate paths of the brain, accurately and safely. Being able to clearly identify cancerous tissue during surgery is an important step towards improving […]
A computer algorithm has been shown to be as effective as human radiologists in spotting breast cancer from x-ray images. The international team behind the study, which includes researchers from Google Health, DeepMind, Imperial College London, the NHS and Northwestern University in the US, designed and trained an artificial intelligence (AI) model on mammography images […]
Informatics ApproachesPrevention Patients at risk because NHS hospitals using different record-keeping systems
A major survey of medical record keeping in the NHS has revealed critical deficiencies that could risk patients’ safety. Researchers found NHS Trusts were using at least 21 different electronic medical record systems which are unable to effectively share information. Almost four million patients were treated at two or more hospitals between April 2017 and […]
Scientists have visualised for the first time protein ‘tangles’ associated with dementia in patients who have suffered a single head injury. This is the finding of a new study led by scientists from Imperial College London, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In the early-stage study, researchers studied 21 patients who had suffered a moderate to […]
Scientists have conducted the first clinical study to show a link between types of gut bacteria and radiotherapy-induced gut damage. Taking a ‘fingerprint’ of the mix of bacteria in the gut can indicate how susceptible individual cancer patients are to gut damage as a result of radiotherapy for prostate and gynaecological cancers, the new study […]
Harnessing world-leading discovery science and clinical expertise to develop innovative therapeutics, devices and diagnostics for healthcare
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.