Research awards for endocrine nurse

A senior clinical nurse specialist in the endocrine team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has collected two distinctive awards at the most recent annual British Endocrine Society conference, where she also presented her work. Chona Feliciano was the only nurse in the line-up of academic and clinical speakers at the conference’s clinical highlights session. Chona … Continue reading “Research awards for endocrine nurse”

BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme

Alastair Denniston, a leading Birmingham Health Partners Professor and Consultant, has been announced as one of the first participants in The Academy of Medical Sciences’ novel Future Leaders in Innovation, Enterprise and Research (FLIER) Programme. A Professor at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Alastair is one … Continue reading “BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme”

Genome sequencing during pregnancy identifies developmental disorders

Research carried out in collaboration with BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has found that genetic testing improves the diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies that are picked up during ultrasound scans. The research, published today in The Lancet, was carried out by the University’s Institute of Metabolism and Systems, Wellcome Sanger Institute, University of … Continue reading “Genome sequencing during pregnancy identifies developmental disorders”

More die post-surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

Worldwide, 4.2 million deaths occur each year within 30 days of surgery – with half of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals. There is also a significant unmet need for surgery in LMICs and researchers believe that if operations were provided for all patients who need them, the number … Continue reading “More die post-surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined”