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Academic Centre for UrgenT and Emergency Care

The Academic Centre for UrgenT and Emergency Care (ACUTECare) is a multidisciplinary research unit studying acute healthcare.

About us

ACUTECare brings together academics, clinicians and scientists to address the pressing problems in acute healthcare in the NHS. Our aim is to undertake research that will have real impact by improving patient care.

The diverse expertise in the unit allows us to carry out holistic research that integrates laboratory science, randomised clinical trials, big data, technological innovation, diagnostic and prognostic studies and health services and policy research.

NIHR Research Capability Funding

September 2020

We are delighted that ACUTECare has been awarded NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Research Capability Funding through the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). This prestigious funding marks an important milestone for our unit and will allow us to build strongly on the work that we are already doing.

The funding will allow the centre to expand and widen its research portfolio, especially in areas such as multi-morbidity and frailty. It will provide a firm platform for us to launch new initiatives including the development of research by nurses and allied health practitioners and to work collaboratively with our colleagues through the BRC and beyond to improve patient care and address the problems that the NHS faces in acute care.