• 17 Jul 2019

    NIHR SRMRC funded research further uncovers what happens to bacteria-killing immune cells after traumatic injury

    Work carried out by NIHR SRMRC Research Fellow Jon Hazeldine and colleagues at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, at the University of Birmingham, looked at blood samples from 62 adult trauma patients within 1…

  • 14 Apr 2015

    SRMRC preparing to complete charity fundraising challenge

      The SRMRC are teaming up with the Critical Care department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) and QEHB Charity to take on the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge. On Saturday 6th June, kind-hearted staff…

  • 14 Apr 2015

    SRMRC colleagues earn grant award

    Colleagues from the NIHR SRMRC have been awarded just under £10,000 from the West Midlands Neuroscience Teaching and Research Fund to complement other novel research being conducted in the trauma research centre. Dr Jon Hazeldine,…

  • 25 Mar 2015

    Science of Trauma: Outcomes and Prevention campaign raises awareness on the road

    The NIHR SRMRC hosted a road awareness event at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on 24 March 2015, as part of their Science of Trauma: Outcomes and Prevention series. Take Care Be Aware was run…

  • 12 Mar 2015

    Concussion seminar gets experts talking

    On Wednesday 4th March 2015, concussion experts from the SRMRC and over 50 delegates from across the West Midlands and further afield came together for an interactive and informative evening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital…

  • 12 Jan 2015

    Maintaining human factors on the frontline

    An Open Seminar focusing on the challenges of maintaining human factors under the most extreme circumstances will take place at QEHB on Friday 6th March. The seminar, “Human Factors in Extremis: Capturing the lessons of…

  • 05 Jan 2015

    Is the outcome following limb salvage in military patients superior to that of amputation?

    Just as in the wars of the last century, injuries sustained in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan more commonly involve the limbs than any other anatomical region. An article (Penn-Barwell JG, et al. Medium-term…

  • 08 Dec 2014


    Hazeldine J, Hampson P & Lord JM. The impact of trauma on neutrophil function.  Injury. 2014 Lord JM, Midwinter MJ, Chen YF, Belli A, Brohi K, Kovacs EJ, Koenderman L, Kubes P, Lilford RJ. The…

  • 01 Aug 2013

    Visual outcomes after blunt ocular trauma

    This is the first report on the prognosis of acute traumatic maculopathy and extramacular commotio retinae.

  • 03 Jul 2013

    Statins and trauma: systematic review

    Jansen JO, Lord JM, Thickett DR, Midwinter MJ, McAuley DF, Gao F. Clinical review: Statins and trauma – a systematic review. Critical care. 2013;17(3):227. Click here to read the article on PubMed Abstract Statins, in…

  • 03 Jul 2013

    Severe open tibial fractures in combat trauma: management and preliminary outcomes

    The aim of this study was to report the pattern of severe open diaphyseal tibial fractures sustained by military personnel, and their orthopaedic-plastic surgical management.

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    28 Jun 2013

    Trauma newsround – 28/6/2013

    This week: a new antibiotic for the US military to tackle wound infections, a breakthrough in treating eye injuries, the NFL holds a head injury conference and news of biomarkers to diagnose head injuries.

  • 30 May 2013

    SIRS event engages patients, families and staff

    Patients involved in two ground-breaking SRMRC trauma studies have reported that taking part in the research helped them deal with their injuries and gave them back a vital sense of control over their lives. Patients,…

  • 11 Mar 2013

    SIReNS trial closes

    The SRMRC has successfully completed a trial looking at the systemic response of patients with head injuries. The Systemic Inflammatory Immune Response (Neurosurgical) Study (SIReNS) has reached its recruitment target of 31 civilian patients, all…

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    01 Dec 2012

    Defining bacterial species in the genomic era: insights from the genus Acinetobacter

    Microbial taxonomy remains a conservative discipline, relying on phenotypic information derived from growth in pure culture and techniques that are time-consuming and difficult to standardize, particularly when compared to the ease of modern high-throughput genome sequencing. Here, drawing on the genus Acinetobacter as a test case, we examine whether bacterial taxonomy could abandon phenotypic approaches and DNA-DNA hybridization and, instead, rely exclusively on analyses of genome sequence data.

  • 01 Nov 2012

    Association of Cryoprecipitate and Tranexamic Acid with improved survival following wartime injury

    Cryoprecipitate may independently add to the survival benefit of tranexamic acid in the seriously injured requiring transfusion. Additional study is necessary to define the role of fibrinogen in resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock.

  • 01 Nov 2012

    Microbial genome sequencing in the clinic

    High-throughput sequencing is being adopted to characterize microbial pathogens and track their evolution and spread

  • 13 Sep 2012

    CTA symposium programme announced

    SRMRC is hosting a symposium in October for clinicians and researchers working on some of the most complex transplants carried out in modern medicine. Composite tissue allotransplants (CTAs) include such ground-breaking work as face and…

  • 02 Aug 2012

    Feature: SRMRC nurses – fingers on the pulse

    “We do see a lot of very sick people and it can be quite heartbreaking, but we know that the research we’re doing will help a lot of people in the long run,” says Sister Aisling Clarkson of the work she and her colleagues do to recruit patients to SRMRC studies.

  • 26 Jul 2012

    First patients recruited for two key studies

    The SRMRC has achieved two notable landmarks on the same day, recruiting its first patients to two different studies on a busy day for the centre’s research nurses. As a result, patients have now been…

  • 20 Jul 2012

    Eye surgeon recognised for trauma work

    A Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham eye surgeon has received a unique honour from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Defence Medical Services.

  • 09 Jul 2012

    Trauma centre closes first study

    Researchers working at the country’s only trauma research centre are celebrating the successful closure of the centre’s first study.

  • 13 Apr 2012

    SRMRC appoints first research nurse

    The QEHB-based national centre for trauma research has taken a major step forward with the appointment of a senior research nurse.

  • MiSeq System

    28 Mar 2012

    SRMRC recieves DNA sequencer

    The country’s only dedicated trauma research centre now has one of the world’s most sophisticated tools for sequencing the DNA of bacteria which can cause serious, even fatal wound infections. The MiSeq System is a…

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    06 Feb 2012

    Neurosurgeon joins SRMRC team

    One of the country’s leading neurosurgeons has joined the Trust to boost both its clinical and research strength.

  • 20 Jan 2011

    Case Study: Danny Yardley

    On August 13 2008, Danny Yardley was cycling home from his job on the assembly line at LDV when a teenager stepped off the pavement into his path. As they collided, Mr Yardley’s head struck…

  • 20 Jan 2011

    Case Study: Dawn Pickett

    Dawn Pickett can remember very little about the night of April 11 2003 or the weeks that followed. As she was driving home from work as a catering manager, another driver crossed lanes and crashed…

  • 20 Jan 2011

    Case study: Pte Andrew Garthwaite

    On September 6, 2010, Private Andrew Garthwaite was serving with the Queen’s Royal Lancers in Helmand when a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade took off his right arm. In the crucial hours immediately after he was wounded,…

  • 20 Jan 2011

    Case study: Pte Neil McCallion

    On September 4 2006, Private Neil McCallion was involved in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul whilst serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Afghanistan. His Land Rover was blasted on to its side,…

  • 20 Jan 2011

    £20 million to bring breakthroughs from battlefield to bedside

    Treatment of around 20,000 people who suffer major trauma each year is set to improve as the Government announces significant new investment into trauma and microbiology research. The Department of Health, the Ministry of Defence,…