DescriptionThe Southampton National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Facility is a dedicated facility to provide a comfortable and safe environment for members of the public to participate in clinical trials. It is a superb clinical environment with specialist equipment and expertise. The work focuses on early phase trials, which test new treatments or interventions in a small number of patients. These trials assess safety, side effects and whether the treatment or intervention works and is better than the existing options. The Biomedical Research Centre aims to improve the lives of the nation by taking new discoveries, treatments and technologies into the clinic. The major focus of the centres research is in nutrition and respiratory research. There is also a lot of research around improving health-related behaviours in patients and the public, for their own and for the NHS’s benefit.