Leeds Teaching Hospital receives new government grant

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTH) has been boosted by a £7 million Government grant.

The fund will be used on the Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (LMBRU), which is a partnership between the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTH) and the University of Leeds. It is the only dedicated musculoskeletal biomedical research centre in the UK, and focuses on preventing inflammatory diseases like arthritis and perfecting therapy for osteoarthritis. 

The funds are part of an £816m investment in NHS research announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the 14th September. The new funding will become available to LMBRU in April 2017.

Professor Paul Stewart, Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds, said:

“Directed by one of the world’s most cited Clinical Researchers and Rheumatologists, Professor Paul Emery, this cutting edge and interdisciplinary Musculoskeletal centre will be catalytic in developing new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to treat patients with inflammatory arthritis and the disabling degenerative condition osteoarthritis.

The impact of this work on patient outcomes and the UK economy through sustaining a healthy workforce will be significant. The Centre is supported by a strong and functional partnership between the second largest NHS Trust in the UK – Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and an outstanding Medical School housed within the University of Leeds - a top 10 UK University.”  

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