World-renowned trauma research
Learn how our trauma research helps save patients and support families.
We’re dedicated to
Reducing deaths and disability from traumatic injury, within London, the UK and around the world.
The difference we’re making
- Funding the Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences for three years, with a focus on major bleeding, organ failure and brain injury
- Saving more trauma patients thanks to research into clotting, organ failure and infection
- Supporting survivors and their families long-term through the AfterTrauma website
- Preventing trauma with awareness campaigns ranging from rugby head injuries to safer cycling and reducing knife crime
- Improving trauma services around the UK, thanks to leading the way with Major Trauma Networks in London
- Working with trauma experts around the world to get better at treatment and prevention
Traumatic injury can happen to anyone
Alison, a former neuro-physiotherapist at The Royal London Hospital, was cycling to work one morning when she was hit by a car. She was treated for spinal injuries by the trauma team at The Royal London.
“As a trauma physician turned patient, I know the care I received was the best there is, and I am alive and walking now thanks to them.”
We’ve also helped the Centre secure extra funding for research into:
- Prevention of major bleeding, an international study funded by €9m from the European Union
- An antimalarial drug that may prevent organ failure, a unique study funded by £760,000 from the Wellcome Trust
- A lipid emulsion to treat brain and spinal cord injury, thanks to a £400,000 grant