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Melissa wins bronze at Commonwealth Games

A medallist at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was successfully diagnosed and supported by staff at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). Melissa Courtney, who won a bronze medal in the 1500m, was diagnosed with an inherited metabolic disorder (IMD) in March 2017. Melissa, who finished the race in 4:03.44 and beat her … Continue reading “Melissa wins bronze at Commonwealth Games”

Trial recruitment research led by our patients

A paper recently published in the journal ‘Gastrointestinal Nursing’ has proved that patient involvement can really enhance research at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel members worked alongside clinicians and researchers at UHB recently, in collaboration with the Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), part of the National Institute … Continue reading “Trial recruitment research led by our patients”

Hayley Carruthers finishes 4th at hottest London marathon ever

Hayley Carruthers, a research radiographer at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), recently finished as the fourth overall woman at the London Marathon. Hayley, who only started running in recent years, was also the second fastest British woman, finishing in a time of 2:47.47. Though she began running earlier, Hayley’s first competitive race was … Continue reading “Hayley Carruthers finishes 4th at hottest London marathon ever”

Birmingham research into Type 1 Diabetes could change treatment for newly diagnosed patients

Birmingham based consultants and researchers in diabetes are conducting ground breaking research into how best to treat people in the very first weeks after diagnosis, and how this can affect the long term outcome for patients. Dr Parth Narendran, who is based at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham, … Continue reading “Birmingham research into Type 1 Diabetes could change treatment for newly diagnosed patients”

Fresh hope for liver transplant patients thanks to ground-breaking research

A paper published this week in the prestigious scientific journal ‘Nature’, reports how ground breaking research on ‘preserving’ livers set for transplantation may improve patient outcomes and increase the number of donor liver available, thereby saving more lives. Many people marvelled at the liver transplant story in the recent BBC TV hit series ‘Surgeons: At … Continue reading “Fresh hope for liver transplant patients thanks to ground-breaking research”