Health Research Bus

Health Bus

The Health Research Bus, parked outside the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The Health Research Bus (HRB) is a mobile clinical research facility comprising a bespoke, high specification, medical trailer unit containing state-of-the-art clinical research equipment, fully equipped for studies in both adults and children.

The HRB enables researchers to carry out research in a community setting and has so far been used for a number of activities including:

  • recruitment of participants in primary care settings both regionally and nationally
  • recruiting difficult to reach patient groups that would not normally be included in research
  • public engagement and outreach events, raising awareness of clinical research to the local community

The HRB contains:

  • two clinic/procedure rooms
  • awaiting/reception area
  • a bone density scanner
  • a sample processing room
  • toilet facilities