Inflammation Research Facility (IRF)


The Inflammation Research Facility (IRF) is a clinical facility focusing on inflammation based within QEHB and run under the governance of our NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (CRF).

The facility offers six consulting rooms and a three-bedded bay for inpatient stays along with specialist facilities such as a biopsy suite.

The unit allows a cross-disciplinary approach to inflammation and includes the careful characterisation of cohorts of patients with arthritis, kidney, lung and endocrine disease including researchers from dentistry.

The facility links directly to University research labs which provides unique synergies between laboratory and clinical data within primary and secondary care to clinical research data and offers a holistic and innovative approach to chronic inflammation.

CRF nursing and support staff work closely with clinicians and scientists to deliver internationally competitive research and high quality care to research participants.