Research and Teaching
The Kellgren Centre is very active in clinical research and you
may be invited to participate in a clinical research study. There
are many active observational studies and clinical trials within
the department and we strive to offer all our patients the
opportunity to participate in clinical research, although you are
of course free to decline at any point. Please feel free to ask
your consultant for details on potential research studies.
Our team of research nurses work alongside the clinical team to
facilitate clinical research and we run several clinical trials
from within the department.
We are a leading translational research centre with strong links
to the University of Manchester Centre for Musculoskeletal
Research, NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research
Unit and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.
We operate a dedicated weekly translational research clinic at
the NIHR / Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical Research Facility,
specifically aimed at patients who may be developing an early
To contact the CRF please call 0161 906 7500.
The Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology is a teaching department
for medical students from Manchester Medical School, so medical
students may be in clinic when you are seen. Please let your doctor
or nurse know if you would prefer to be seen without students.