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Burns research

The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research is based at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and works alongside the South West Children's Burn Service and local universities. The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children sees up to 1000 new burn referrals each year.

The Burn Research Centre was initially funded by UK charity The Scar Free Foundation, which supported research studies within the clinical management, psychosocial support and prevention themes. Funding for current and future projects is sought through individual grant applications, primarily through the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

Team working is important to us, as a result the Centre has partnered with not only other healthcare providers nationally but with voluntary/charity agencies and patient groups too, with the aims of delivering a patient-centred research programme. So that we can provide measurable outcomes for real patient benefit, and develop multidisciplinary research capacity in burns research.

A burn injury can be devastating to a patient and their family, our research focuses primarily on how best to treat and support them after burn injury. But we know that burns awareness and prevention is just as important as treatment. As a result we have close links with our colleagues in the burns prevention team.

This infographic shows our work as a research centre in the first 5 years of funding. We hope to carry on this valuable work for many years to come.

Meet the team
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Clinical projects and publications
Read more about our current and past research projects.
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Education and training
The Children’s Burns Research Centre aims to use the evidence from research to develop educational materials for professionals, patients and parents of patients.
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Participants and the public
We are looking people to get involved and help us with our research.
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Events and conferences
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Contact us
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