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The Healing Foundation UK Centres for Burns Research supported by VTCT

     
  The Healing Foundation UK Centres for Burns Research will provide vital, international centres for clinically-driven, patient-relevant research into all aspects of burns care from prevention, acute care and longer term rehabilitation.   
     
  The Healing Foundation Centre for Burns Research supported by VTCT  
     
 
Institution : University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Research partners : The University of Birmingham, Birmingham Children's Hospital, the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and University College London
Centre Lead : Mr Naiem Moiemen
Start date : 2012
Duration : 5 years
Award : £1.5 million

The Centre aims to understand the effects of severe burns on biological functions such as the immune system, endocrine function and circulation. Translational clinical research will then be undertaken to test the feasibility for larger trials. The findings will contribute to an increased understanding of the most serious clinical outcomes of burn injuries such as multiple organ failure. This patient-centred programme intends to generate results to be translated into patient care during the lifetime of the project.

 
     
  The Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research supported by VTCT  
     
 
Institution : University of Bristol
Research partners : The North Bristol NHS Trust, the University of Bath, Cardiff University and the University of the West of England
Centre Lead : Professor Alan Emond
Start date : 2012
Duration : 5 years
Award : £1.5 million

This Centre will combine clinical and academic research on the prevention of burns and improvement of the outlook of children with burn injuries. The research will be based around three key themes: clinical management, psychological healing and rehabilitation and prevention. Scientists at Bath will undertake translational research on fluid resuscitation in burned children and burn wound management. The psychological healing and rehabilitation theme will be lead from the Centre for Appearance Research. An epidemiological database will be established on the South West UK burn network to improve the understanding of childhood burns and to test preventative interventions to reduce thermal injuries in children.

 
     
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14,000 people a year are admitted to UK hospitals with serious burns. Over half of these are children under 16
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