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”

Midlands’ magazine showcases region’s Healthcare and Life Sciences

Business Quarter’s latest edition has recently hit the streets with an issue celebrating the vibrant healthcare and life sciences sector in the West Midlands. Supported by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, the special issue features interviews with key figures from the sector including the chief executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation … Continue reading “Midlands’ magazine showcases region’s Healthcare and Life Sciences”

UHB Birmingham – a Beacon Centre for liver patients

One of Birmingham Health Partners’ members – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) – is now firmly established as one of the top ten centres in the world for liver research, treatment and transplantation. Providing a service that goes from ‘trial to treatment’, according to Gideon Hirschfield, Professor of Autoimmune Liver Disease and Honorary … Continue reading “UHB Birmingham – a Beacon Centre for liver patients”

New Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre holds first meeting

Key members of the Midlands & Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC) recently held their first meeting. The recently formed health consortium, jointly led by the National Institute for Health Research Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR BRC) and NHS Wales, was awarded £7 million by Innovate UK to ensure more patients benefit from a new … Continue reading “New Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre holds first meeting”