The Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH) is a major teaching and research hospital located in the city of Liverpool, England. Alongside Broadgreen Hospital and Liverpool University Dental Hospital; the hospital belongs to and operates on behalf of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and is associated with the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Major services such as respiratory care, diabetes, orthopaedics and trauma, general surgery and urology are based within the hospital, together with regional and national specialist services in nephrology, renal transplant, renal dialysis, pancreatic surgery, ophthalmology - including a national ocular oncology (eye cancer) service - haematology, bone marrow transplant and vascular surgery. The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a major centre for diagnosing, treating and the research of cancer, treating over 20 different types of cancer. The research and development portfolio is one of the largest portfolios of clinical research in the North West with over 400 clinical research projects covering many disease areas including cancer, gastroenterology, oral health, stroke, ophthalmology, infection and pharmacology.