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The ADVANCE Charity

Charity Number: 1190361

The ADVANCE Charity exists solely to enable, fund and support the ADVANCE Study research programme. It is primarily a grant-making charity and aims to ensure that there are sufficient funds to complete the study.

The ADVANCE Study (Armed Services Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome Study) is a 20-year cohort study investigating the long-term physical and psycho-social outcomes of battlefield casualties. ADVANCE follows more than 550 battlefield casualties, and an equivalent number of matched uninjured servicemen as a control group, from the UK Armed Forces following deployment to Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014. The aim is to use the knowledge gained from the Study to support and plan the best care possible for present and future generations of injured servicemen and women. There is no other study of its kind underway anywhere in the world, and there is considerable interest and growing involvement from the US medical community.

Contact Information
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Guy Scadding Building, Cale Street

Support Offered

The ADVANCE Charity trustees are led by General Sir Nick Parker and include a member of the wounded cohort, Dr Dave Henson, and trustees with appropriate medical, governance, and fundraising expertise, including Emeritus Professor Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor and Professor Sir Simon Wesseley.

The Project Board is led by Group Captain Dr Alex Bennett RAF, Defence Professor of Rehabilitation and Rheumatology. Board members are Professor Anthony Bull, Imperial College and Professor Nicola Fear, King’s College.

Our Executive Members

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Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here