Inflammation Research Facility (IRF)

The Inflammation Research Facility (IRF) is a satellite unit located in the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is based within the Centre for Translational Inflammation Research.crf-irf

This collaboration ensures access to a research facility dedicated to the study of the inflammatory process and related diseases. Specialties currently using the space include rheumatology, respiratory and neurology. The CRF nursing and support staff work closely with clinicians and scientists to deliver internationally competitive research and high quality care to research participants.

The IRF facilities include ultrasound suite, ophthalmology slit lamp, dental chair, spirometry and laboratory facilities. The IRF also currently houses the regional Sjogren’s syndrome clinic.  Sjogren’s syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the glands that secrete fluid, such as the tear and saliva glands.

IRF staff are also actively involved in the delivery of the Patient, Carer and Public Involvement and Engagement strategy to ensure that patients are the focus of work in the facility.

If you would like to find out more about the IRF please contact:

Jo Dasgin, Senior Research Sister

Phone: 0121 371 3209

Email: Joanne.dasgin@uhb.nhs.uk