|Organisation||Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
Providing excellent care and facilities is central to all that we do, but there is a huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes in research that helps us find cures and better treatments for our young patients now and in the future. As an organisation, research excellence is measured according to our recruitment onto clinical trials.
Currently there are around 200 active clinical trials and this year alone we have entered almost 2,000 patients into clinical trials – a record for the Trust – and next year we are forecasting even more. We have also beaten off stiff competition to been named by the NIHR as the paediatric lead centre for research into rare diseases.
We carry out world-leading research and treatment for children with rare diseases which affect less than one in 100,000 children. Although rare diseases can affect many different parts of the body, the one thing that is common is that they all require care and treatment from several different specialist areas and if unrecognised they can lead to severe disabilities.
|Categories||Health Advice and Guidance|