Emergency and Specialist Medicine

Prof. Tim Coats

At Leicester’s Hospitals we are lucky to have dedicated researchers who are passionate about all areas of medicine.

Professor Tim Coats is the research lead for the Emergency and Specialist Medicine CMG.

“The areas of medicine that we cover can feel unique because we cover the patient pathway from the intensity of acute medicine right through to the long term care of chronic diseases such as diabetes. All of this means that the research that we deliver, has the patient at its heart.

“The NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre is a high profile centre of international excellence with research about lifestyle and diabetes as one of its main themes.

“Within the Emergency Department we have the Diagnostic Development Unit, which is cutting edge research being jointly delivered by our Trust, the academics in Emergency Medicine, the Space Science Centre and the Atmospheric Chemistry Unit.

“Also at Leicester Royal Infirmary, we have the Clinical Research Facility which supports many of our specialties and the research teams within them.

“Our clinicians within the CMG are taking part in some high-profile studies and areas which really matter to the public, such as the Brains for Dementia programme and Geriatric Emergency Medicine. There are clinical trials of brand new treatments currently going on in neurology, stroke, diabetes, emergency care, infectious disease, rheumatology and dermatology.

“We have a great team of researchers in our CMG whose innovations really enrich the patient pathway.”