STRUCTURE: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is to host £20m national centre for research into treating trauma.

The new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Centre for Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology will be set up at the hospital.

The initiative involves the Department of Health, the Ministry of Defence, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham

The total investment of £20m will be used to help bring military and civilian trauma surgeons and scientists together to share innovation in medical research and advanced clinical practice in the battlefield, benefiting all trauma patients in the NHS at an early stage of injury.