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Research and development

Centre for Exercise and Rehabilitation Science


 Rehabilitation plays a central role in improving the health and wellbeing of patients with chronic respiratory and cardiac conditions. By improving long term health outcomes and potentially reducing hospital admissions, rehabilitation can help to reduce the huge social and economic burden of these long term conditions to the NHS.

The Research Group has an international reputation for its work on developing novel rehabilitation treatments and self-management strategies that can be put into clinical practice in both primary and secondary care settings.

We have achieved a number of prestigious awards and grants (Health Foundation Shine Award for Innovation, NHS Regional Innovation Fund, NIHR Research for Patient Benefit and ARC-EM (Applied Research Centre - East Midlands), Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Wellcome Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) and are currently involved in the following research and implementation studies:

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http://arc-em.nihr.ac.uk/about/public-involvement - this unique collaboration between NHS trusts and the University of Leicester is funded by the National Institute of Health Research. This is part of a programme to ensure that the lessons learned from research studies are rapidly and effectively implemented, and to develop research capacity and capability within local healthcare organisations.  

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