University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, employing over 15,000 staff and serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We pave the way for future treatments and care pathways through pioneering research for the benefit of all patients – from the youngest to the oldest. Our nationally and internationally-renowned research in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes, cancer and renal disorders has a proven track record of making a real difference to patients’ lives.

In partnership with the University of Leicester and Loughborough University, our Biomedical Research Centre is translating scientific breakthroughs into diagnostic tests, prevention and life-saving treatments for the benefit of patients in and beyond our vicinity.

We host an NIHR BioResource and have a wealth of experience in developing and running large cohort studies across our specialties, such as BRICCS, GENVASC, CODEC and EXCEED. In combination with the Centre for BME Health and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands, we have particular strengths in working with multi-ethnic populations, particularly those originating from South Asia.

University Hospitals of Leicester datasets in the Innovation Gateway

Further Information

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For more information, contact the Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre or Director of Research and Innovation at Leicester’s Hospitals:

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Andy Carruthers, Chief Information Officer at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “Supporting the initiative to make health data available for researchers is a priority for our Trust as part of embedding research, so we can accelerate the development of new treatments and care pathways and better understand how disease progresses at population level. By joining the HDR UK Alliance, we are demonstrating our commitment to open data standards and excellence in managing patients’ data confidentially. This is an exciting opportunity working with our Midlands health and academic partners and also gives us the ability to contribute to exciting national initiatives.”