On 22nd November 2017, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond confirmed a £3 million commitment to The Scar Free Foundation to establish The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research.
Brendan Eley, Chief Executive of the Scar Free Foundation writes:
This is a big milestone towards our goal of achieving scar free healing within a generation. Life-long scarring causes significant problems for wounded military personnel and the civilians survivors of terrorist attacks. We are thrilled that the Chancellor has acknowledged the scale of the problem, and has made a major commitment to our Scar Free Strategy.
The Government’s funding will be directed to the first ever specialist research centre to minimise the impact of scarring among Armed Forces personnel and civilians wounded in terrorist and other attacks.
The Centre will be based at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and will lead a national programme of clinical, psychological, and scientific research.
The Centre’s research will have an immediate benefit to both military personnel and to the general public. It is of special and urgent relevance within the context of increased civilian terrorist and acid attacks.