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


September 2019
Aorta: Structure to Rupture Meeting

August 2019
New Head of R&I for Liverpool

July 2019
Royal Brompton Research Day 2019

June 2019
The UK’s first international postgraduate course in heart failure

May 2019
Internation Clinical Trials Day 2019


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Email: info@myicms.co.uk

Phone: 0151 254 3041

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