[Skip to content]

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
About the Trust
Search our Site
Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science

Our work and hospitals

Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science

The Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science (ICMS) is a joint venture between Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 


The focus of the institute is to work together on projects in clinical practice, education and research.


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 (RB&HFT) and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Supported by its 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.


Its 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. It is 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 patients.


Find out more on the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science website.To find out more about research at the Trust click here.