BHP trusts top of league for clinical research recruitment

Our NHS founding partners have once again topped the NIHR Research Activity League table for the West Midlands. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) was the highest recruiting Trust in the region, with 16,393 participants joining 434 studies. It also featured in the top five Trusts nationwide for research activity in commercial studies, collaborating … Continue reading “BHP trusts top of league for clinical research recruitment”

Antibiotic Guardian award for BactiVac

BactiVac, a global network established in Birmingham, has received an Antibiotic Guardian Award for Research, as part of Public Health England’s Antibiotic Guardian campaign. Infections are responsible for around 20% of all deaths worldwide, disproportionally affecting those in low-middle income countries (LMICs). Bacterial infections still kill ~5m people annually, with the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis … Continue reading “Antibiotic Guardian award for BactiVac”

Ovarian and breast cancer research gives new understanding of BRCA1 gene function

Research led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has found important new ways that the BRCA1 gene functions which could help further our understanding of the development of ovarian and breast cancers. The research, published in Nature, was led by experts at the University’s Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology and its Institute of … Continue reading “Ovarian and breast cancer research gives new understanding of BRCA1 gene function”

Digitalising disease data

The challenge Across the country, thousands of genomic and complex health data sets are stored. To harness the power of these records in designing new treatments, the first task was to co-ordinate them, to allow efficient tracking and analysing of samples. The solution As a Global Digital Exemplar, BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS … Continue reading “Digitalising disease data”

Study highlights the need for integrated healthcare and preventative services for the homeless

Birmingham’s homeless population suffers from alarmingly high rates of severe mental health problems, substance dependence and alcohol misuse, finds a study by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. Researchers analysed routinely collected datasets from almost 1,000 patients registered to Birmingham Homeless Healthcare Centre in the city centre. The study found that nearly one in … Continue reading “Study highlights the need for integrated healthcare and preventative services for the homeless”