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

C4TS haemorrhage research helps halve death rates at Royal London

The Sunday Mirror covers life-saving impact of C4TS research.

20th October 2017

C4TS in the news

C4TS research is attracting unprecedented mainstream media attention.

18th September 2017

Professor Brohi on the future of trauma research

C4TS lead Professor Karim Brohi has published a thought provoking vision of the future of trauma research in the widely read PLOS medical journal.

26th July 2017