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Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre – Stratified Medicine Scotland

The Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre – Stratified Medicine Scotland, developed jointly by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and The University of Glasgow, is an investment of £27 million to provide a training environment for the clinical years of the undergraduate medical degree (MBChB), postgraduate training facilities for medical staff and a large variety of NHS professionals and will ensure that we can train the next generation of doctors, scientists, clinical academics and support staff.

Three floors of this purpose built centre will be dedicated to teaching and learning and will ensure the highest levels of support and development available for staff and students.

The centre will include an Innovation facility, supported by funding from the Scottish Funding Council and Glasgow City Council, which will accommodate the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre and incubator units for industry.

The £20m Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre will use modern whole genome DNA sequencing to select the best treatments for patients with chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular and inflammatory conditions.

The new centre will replace facilities at the Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary, Southern General and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children which will all close following the transfer of clinical services to the new site.

The Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) is part of the vision for Scotland to be a world class centre of research, innovation and commercialisation in stratified medicine – bringing together excellence in the academic, industrial and NHS communities to create an infrastructure that will act as a springboard to allow Glasgow to be at the forefront of the field.

The topping out ceremony was performed on the 24th July 2014 and was attended by Professor Anna Dominiczak (Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, and Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences), Alex Neil (Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing), Andrew Robertson (Chairman, NHSGGC) and Doug Keillor (Regional Director BAM Construction).