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Thermal Cooling

The benefit of using cold water to reduce the effect of a burn has been a first aid measure for over two thousand years. Hugh Wright MA BM BCh MRCS is researching the simple but unknown question of why cold reduces the burn effects so that a cream or pill…

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Manipulation of the Immune System for Skin Grafts

Fadi Issa MA BMBCh MRCS DPhil is looking at ways of helping patients with extensive burns that need skin grafts. He’s looking at Treg cells, a type of immune cell, that can stop the body rejecting a skin graft. His work holds vast promise in transplants of all kinds. He…

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PROMS (Patient Related Outcomes Measures)

Catrin Griffith BSc MSc in Bristol is using a PROMs questionnaire to measure how patients cope with both the pain and the psycho-social effects of being burned. Her findings will help the NHS effectively treat patients by better understanding their emotional and physical needs. She currently works at the Centre…

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in England attend A&E every year with burns and scalds.


every year in the UK suffer burns that require admission to hospital.

23 million

in the UK have some sort of scar.

£22 million
a year

is spent by the NHS on the treatment of burns scarring.

Poster competition

Winners of the Restore Poster Prize 2022

For Burns Awareness Day 2022, Restore Research created a poster competition for foundation doctors to help raise awareness about burns and...

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Burns researchers

Catching up with Restore Duke of Kent research fellow Miss Daisy Ryan 

Miss Ryan currently has a national training number in Burns and Plastics surgery in Wales. From August 2020-Feb 2022, Daisy worked at...

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Burns researchers

Catching up with Restore's Duke of Kent research fellow Mina Ip

Mina Ip, a current clinical research registrar in burns and plastic surgery at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and also a Restore Duke of Kent...

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