COVID-19 Statement


In line with Government advice on Covid-19, Trust staff are currently working flexibly. Please email us where possible rather than contacting us by phone, and we will respond as promptly as we can.

Where at all possible, please scan and email documents to us rather than sending material by post, as this will help us to deal with correspondence more effectively.

In these difficult times, our team’s working practices and hours may change, and response times may be slightly longer than normal so do please be patient. However, we remain committed to providing a high level of service and will get back to you.

We realise that many of the charities and other organisations supported by the Trust are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of Covid-19. If you are an existing grant-holder and are concerned that your project may need to change, or you are having difficulties meeting our normal reporting requirements, do please contact the team.

“We are now in a phase 3 trial and would never have achieved that milestone without the funding from The Sir Jules Thorn Award, which was also important in supporting the successful career development of the young clinicians and scientists who worked for us”.

- Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS FRSB, FMedSci, President & Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Physiology, The University of Manchester, 2002 Sir Jules Thorn Award winner