Progress for Patients

Our Vision

To be recognised as a leading biomedical research and service organisation that seeks to radically improve outcomes and maximise benefits for patients and the NHS and wider healthcare systems.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to achive our vision by developing, suppling and supporting novel surgical applications, groundbreaking research, training and education to persons dedicated to patient welfare. Using creative partnerships and innovative business models to create a financially viable business which is underpinned by integrated performance management systems and efficient workflow.

Medical research, both preclinical and clinical, has formed a recognisable feature of the Northwick Park Hospital site since the opening of the original Northwick Park Hospital early in the 1970s. Initially, the Medical Research Council (MRC) funded Clinical Research Centre (CRC) fulfilled this role until 1994. At this time Northwick Park Hospital Trust asked Prof Colin Green to set up an independent medical research group as a stand-alone charity, to carry out preclinical research into conditions of local and national concern. Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research (NPIMR) was thus formed in 1994 combining some NPIMR home grown research surgical training. Start-up funding was supplied by a substantial grant from the Dunhill Medical Trust and this, together with various additional small grants and a fundraising campaign, formed the fiscal basis of NPIMR.

Over the next 20 years, and in particular since 2008, NPIMR rationalised the research under taken to a more appropriate, responsive mode to ensure direct relevance to patients and the NHS. Concomitantly a significant increase in training, particularly complex surgical procedures was developed and maintained. During this time attention was also paid to increasing collaborative connections both with academia and commercial enterprises and funding streams were established through grants, donations, contract research, and training.


NPIMR’s Three Principle Areas of Activity

Contract Research Support


Training and Education


Research and Development



Innovative Procedures
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue Specific Decell
  • Biological/Synthetic Scaffolds
  • Perfusion Recell
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Device Design & Refinement
  • Novel Surgical Techniques
  • Orthopaedic Implants
  • Preclinical Models


Training To Suit
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Advanced Microsurgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy & Gastroscopy
  • Basic Gastrointestinal Techniques
  • Basic/Advanced Surgical Skills
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Endovascular Skills


Innovative Applicational Procedures
  • Larynx
  • Tissue Sealants
  • Stoma Continence Device
  • Fistula Reamer & Infill
  • Dermal Substitute
  • Trachea
  • Bladder
  • Bowel
  • Oesophagus