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About Us

Our mission is one that is shared with the NIHR:

Improving the health of the nation through research...

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) is a partnership between University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.  In 2012 the respiratory research department became part of a multi million pound government investment by the NIHR, to become one of only twenty BRU's within England.  The Unit will focus on promoting the development of new and effective therapies for the treatment of respiratory diseases including severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  The funding has allowed the development of a specially designed unit including clinical space and specialist team allowing first class investigations into lung disease. 


The Respiratory BRU is located at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.  The BRU encompasses a variety of friendly and passionate staff including dedicated research nurses, researchers, doctors, scientists, administration and students.  The Unit was built with patients in mind even down to the beach theme clinic rooms! 


For a virtual tour of our Unit please visit the 'Our Unit' page.