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

Join the C4TS team!

C4TS is looking for a Teaching Fellow to join our dynamic trauma sciences education team.

22nd March 2019

Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) 2 day course 18 & 19 June

TCAR is a 2 day trauma fundamentals course teaching trauma care after resuscitation, designed for acute care, critical care, perioperative and ward nurses.

16th January 2019

TALONS surgical training day 12 March

A one day lecture training course for the management of major trauma.

14th January 2019