Our background and vision

Improving healthcare for the benefit of patients is at the heart of everything we do at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. In partnership with Brighton and Sussex Medical School we have made a commitment to deliver high quality research and provide our patients with access to and benefits of new technologies and therapies.

Our research focus

Since inauguration as a teaching hospital in 2003 we have fostered strong relationships between research, clinical practice, academic science and industry. We have developed a strong set of clinical research programmes with a focus on Experimental Cancer Medicine, HIV, immunology, inflammation, infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, renal and dementia and neurodegenerative disorders.

We are one of only 19 NHS Trusts to be awarded funding for a National Institute for Health Clinical Research Facility for Experimental Medicine, which plays a vital part in helping speed up the translation of scientific advances for the benefit of patients.

With Barts NHS Trust we are also one of 18 Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres in the UK funded by Cancer Research UK, which will facilitate the translation of basic scientific discovery into the delivery of novel treatments to patients with cancer. Specifically, this joint Centre will build upon the strengths of the existing basic and translational science units within Barts Cancer Institute and Brighton and Sussex Cancer Research Centre.

Our vision

Brighton is establishing itself as the major site for clinical research in the South East of England. Our vision is to continue our development as the leading academic health centre, increase opportunities to develop new strands to our research portfolio and bring further benefits to our research patients.