The UK’s first ever specialist medical research centre to minimise the impact of scarring and improve the lives of Armed Forces personnel and civilians wounded in conflicts and terrorist attacks is to be established in 2018, it was announced in the Autumn Statement.

The £4.5m Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Research will be based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), and will lead a national programme of clinical, psychological and scientific research.

The three-year initiative, funded in part by £2.95 million LIBOR funding, was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, in his Autumn Statement. (NHS, University Hospitals Birmingham, 22nd November 2017)

 

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