About Us

The Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science (ICMS) is a world-class body drawing on the combined clinical expertise of its founding partners, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Supported by our academic partners Imperial College London and the University of Liverpool the Institute is the first of its kind in Europe, delivering clinical research programmes that translate directly into clinical practice.

Our research aims to improve outcomes for patients with coronary heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, congenital and inherited heart disease, and diseases of the aorta and valves. We are developing research to deliver the best possible patient health, through advances in diagnosis, management and treatment. Attracting international leaders in the field, the ICMS enables clinical staff to have access to education and training that is at the forefront of innovation in the delivery of cardiovascular care. Both the research produced, and education provided by the ICMS will directly influence the way future cardiovascular services develop for the direct benefit of our patients.

"I am delighted to chair the new Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science. Such an organisation, created by drawing on internationally renowned leaders and pooling the resources of two leading cardiothoracic centres and a cutting-edge university, has the real potential to make a major contribution to the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease, a vital area of medicine."

- Prof Dame Carol Black

The ICMS is governed by our main Institute Board which steers and oversees the longer-term strategic direction of the Institute:

Main Board

Professor Dame Carol Black – Chair

Robert Bell – Chief Executive at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Jane Tomkinson – Chief Executive at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Kim Fox

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

Christopher Colecchi

Nicholas Brooks

Andrew Vallance-Owen

Piers McCleery


November 2018
ICMS Annual Symposium 2018 is a great success!

October 2018
Dr Babu-Narayan of the Royal Brompton Hospital appointed Associate Medical Director for British Heart Foundation.

September 2018
The ICMS features in the Cardiovascular Reseach 2018 Handbook published by The British Journal of Cardiology.

August 2018
HEAT PPCI trial one of the NIHR research discoveries of the past 70 years. 

July 2018
Dr Fairbairn accepted onto the first cohort of the NWC CRN Research Scholars Programme.

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Email: info@myicms.co.uk

Phone: 0151 254 3041

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