Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences is a hub of excellence for translational trauma research and education.

Our trauma research spans the globe and targets areas of highest clinical need.

We are supported by UK and international research funding bodies.

C4TS is a world-leading Centre of excellence for translational research at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry (SMD), Queen Mary University of London. The centre focuses on the immediate post-injury phase, with research into the pathophysiology of injury and a pathway to ensure the translation of research into practice and into policy. World class research is coupled with international education and dissemination programmes to improve care and outcomes of trauma patients worldwide.

Our primary clinical partner is the Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre.

TRAUMA FACTS 

Traumatic injury is caused by various forces from outside of the body, which can either be blunt or penetrating (sharp). Blunt trauma includes falls, road traffic crashes; crush injuries, assaults (punches, kicks) and burns. Penetrating trauma involves shooting, stabbing or falling onto a sharp object (known as impalement).


Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people aged under 44 in the UK


Up to 17,000 people in the UK die from traumatic injury every year


For every trauma fatality, between three and four patients survive with a serious or permanent disability


Many people that experience a physical trauma also experience psychological and emotional difficulties which can sometimes be long lasting.


C4TS Newsletter

Our quarterly Newsletters cover more trauma facts, discuss our research projects and events. 

Latest News

Get involved with injury research!

C4TS is throwing open it's doors to the public via talks and drinks on 11th September.

16th July 2018

London Major Trauma System 2018 symposium a success

The second London Major Trauma System symposium, held on 12th June, attracted 250 delegates.

14th June 2018

Professor Brohi speaks about lessons learned from London Bridge attacks

Professor Brohi spoke to the media about lessons learned from recent London terror attacks & disasters.

11th June 2018