Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (PSTRCs)

NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres work to pull advances in basic research with potential relevance to patient safety into an applied research setting.

On 13 February 2017, Public Health and Innovation Minister, Nicola Blackwood announced a £17 million investment over the five-year period from 1 August 2017, into three NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (PSTRCs). The funding will be split between Imperial College NHS Trust and Imperial College London, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Leeds, to fund the two existing PSTRCs in London and Manchester and a new PSTRC in Yorkshire. The investment will be spent on patient safety research with the centres aiming to turn patient safety discoveries into practice, with previous research undertaken in Manchester and London already having an impact on NHS frontline services.

Further information can be found in the Patient Safety Translational Research Centres briefing document.

NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres

Name

Name including host organisation and
academic partner

Research Themes

Funding for five years
from August 2017

NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre

NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester

 

  • Safety Informatics

  • Medication Safety

  • Safer Transitions

  • Safety in Marginalised Groups

£6,699,537

NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre

NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London

  • Safer systems across the continuum of care

  • Partnering with patients for safer care

  • Avoiding deterioration and delays in the care of patients with complex needs

  • Enhancing the safety of medication and technology

  • Improving diagnostic accuracy and decision-making

  • Ensuring value for money in patient safety

£7,300,461 

NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre

NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Leeds

  • Patient involvement in patient safety

  • Workforce engagement for safety

  • Safe Use of Medicines

  • Digital innovations for patient safety

£3,000,000