Based at Leicester General Hospital, it is one of Europe’s largest diabetes clinical research facilities. As a partnership and collaboration between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), and the University of Leicester (UoL), with strong links to local Integrated Care Systems, the Centre is uniquely placed, bringing together clinical care, primary care, and academia. The Centre’s pioneering work has driven up standards in diabetes care worldwide, uncovered new insights about prevention and the impact of treatments and added to the global evidence base on a condition posing a major threat to world health.
The LDC currently hosts the UoL Diabetes Research Centre (DRC), the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), the Applied Research Centre (ARC), the Real-World Evidence unit (RWEU) and the Centre for Ethnic Health Research (CEHR) as well as the UHL Patient Recruitment centre (PRC).
Directors of the LDC Professor Melanie Davies CBE and Professor Kamlesh Khunti CBE have been named as two of the top leading diabetes experts globally. Together they lead a 180-strong workforce.
The SMART Work & Life development and evaluation team are world-leading researchers in the health implications of sedentary behaviour and occupational health. Their focus is on developing and evaluating workplace programmes aimed at reducing sitting and increasing physical activity, and have worked closely with the LDC IMPACT and Implementation teams to be able to bring this innovative resource to life.
It has increased my concentration!