Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre

The Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC) consists of a large regional network. The centre includes a wide range of specialists in advanced therapies.

Through funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), and in close collaboration with NIHR infrastructure and its counterparts in the devolved administrations, the ATTC network aims to build upon its existing work, expand its reach, and integrate its initiatives into standard practice. The primary focus will be on enhancing the readiness of advanced therapy clinical trials, with the goal of expanding capacity and capability across a broader network to bring more innovative therapies to patients and strengthen the UK’s appeal to industry.

The aim of the MW-ATTC has been to enable UK advanced therapy companies to reach the clinical market, whilst simultaneously building clinical capacity and capability regionally to deliver these breakthrough therapies to patients. Initiatives have included:

  • The creation of robust processes to maintain chain of identity and custody from procurement to administration for exemplar ATMPs, including comprehensive monitoring and data management.
  • Testing and integration of market-leading solutions for ATMP transport and tracking using state-of-the-art IT systems.
  • Establishment of an expert network across a number of hospitals with the requisite skill needed to receive and administer ATMPs.
  • The creation of  more efficient pathways and increased access to clinical trials by close working with logistics and manufacturing partners.


The MW-ATTC covers the Midlands and Wales, with clinical sites based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leicester, Nottingham, Swansea, Bristol and Cambridge

Leadership team

Prof Philip Newsome PhD, FRCPE
Prof Philip Newsome PhD, FRCPE
MW-ATTC Director

Director of Centre for Liver & Gastrointestinal Research
Deputy Director of NIHR Birmingham BRC
Professor of Hepatology & Consultant Hepatologist

Rachel Savery
Rachel Savery
MW-ATTC Deputy Director

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