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We are one of the leading respiratory research units in the UK and the Respiratory Theme of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre


The Nottingham BRC is a partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham, supported by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. It is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) – the research arm of the NHS.


It is one of only 20 centres around the country set up to translate research into life saving treatments for the future.


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We are dedicated to delivering high quality, patient-centered research, in order to advance knowledge and improve health outcomes for people with respiratory conditions such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD & IPF) and Lung Infection.To enable the high quality of our respiratory research we have the very best researchers, doctors, nurses, scientists, technicians and support staff together with state of the art facilities


In addition, our partnerships and collaborations allow us to produce world leading translational respiratory research.

Asthma clinical trial participant Anne says it's "The best thing I've done"

Hazel's empowering experience as an asthma patient on a clinical trial

These patient experience videos are from patients who have participated in our research studies and trials and are kindly provided by Nottingham University Hospitals Research & Innovation Department


From being greeted at the reception to the finish of the trials could not be improved upon. I felt completely at ease in all aspects from start to finish

The study gave me a better insight into my condition. The staff were excellent at putting me at ease.
Thank you

Very friendly unit. Spotlessly clean. Nothing is too much trouble. Staff excellent and very professional

I found it very interesting and helpful in understanding the efforts being made to alleviate the symptoms of COPD

I was impressed by the range of tests and related equipment used to asses my lung and CV function. I
felt that I had gone through a thorough MOT health check and there were a lot of significant benefits to
me personally

It helped me to understand my asthma better.  Thank you.

The whole experience was excellent. The information given throughout the tests was very good. I felt
that I was made to feel very important

The research helped me get my confidence back

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