We are an academic unit, funded by University of Leicester, with additional matched funding from other academic departments and bodies, including the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (CLAHRC-EM). We are located within the grounds of the University of Leicester NHS Trust (Leicester General Hospital) and hosted by University of Leicester.
The UHL are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. UHL has nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.
CLAHRC-EM brings together a collaboration of local providers and commissioners of NHS services, universities, industry and other relevant organisations. It leads applied health research across the region, translating research findings into improved outcomes for patients.
One of only 20 BRCs in the country, the Leicester BRC is at the frontier of research into illnesses linked to respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity. The overall purpose of the Leicester BRC is to translate scientific breakthroughs in these areas into diagnostic tests, preventions and life-saving treatments for our patients.
The LDC is a leading applied health research unit committed to improving the lives and care of people with diabetes and other long term conditions. Based on the site of Leicester General Hospital, the LDC is a collaboration between the University of Leicester and UHL.
Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was established in April 2013 to plan and manage most healthcare services for the population of Leicester City.