Research

The NIHR Trauma Management HTC represents a patient focused, centralised and co-ordinated trauma management research strategy.

The specific aims of the HTC are to reduce the mortality, pain and suffering, loss of dignity, length of hospital stay and long term disability and dependency from all forms of trauma in the United Kingdom and from overseas combat.

Trauma management is a major unmet clinical and patient need. New technology will play a pivotal role in improved survival and reduction in long term disability particularly in the areas of transport, monitoring, initial resuscitation, secondary clinical management, tissue regeneration and rehabilitation.

  • Immediate Care

    Immediate Care

    The interval between injury and stabilisation in the Emergency Department is the ideal time to influence secondary injury. Decision support systems, better monitoring, better diagnostics and safer transport will all have major benefits to patients…

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  • Secondary Care

    Secondary Care

    Most seriously injured patients will undergo a period of intensive secondary care often with time in a Critical Care Unit. The areas of better infection control, management of inflammatory response, better pain control, novel respiratory…

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  • Regeneration

    Regeneration

    Following significant advances in regenerative medicine (with a major contribution from the University of Birmingham) we are closer to demonstrating true tissue regeneration following trauma. While a long way from regenerating whole organs or limbs,…

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  • Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation

    Survival through primary and secondary care is often only the beginning of a long, painful and costly journey to recovery for many patients. It is now well understood that earlier and more effective rehabilitation is…

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