University Hospitals Birmingham named centre of digital excellence

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has been named as a prestigious centre of digital excellence by health secretary Jeremy Hunt. The trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), is now one of 12 in line for up to £10 million in additional Government funding as part of new plans to fast-track digital development and improve the digital skills of the NHS workforce. UHB is nationally recognised as a centre for healthcare IT … Continue reading “University Hospitals Birmingham named centre of digital excellence”

£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre

The Department of Health has today awarded Birmingham £12m to help advance research into inflammatory diseases. The funding from the National Institute of Health Research  (NIHR) for the Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Inflammation combines our world-class strengths in immunology and inflammation research and extensive experimental medicine infrastructure. This will support a five-year programme between the NHS and University of Birmingham as core partners of Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) to better understand and treat a range of debilitating … Continue reading “£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre”