Improving air quality and health – for all

“What we want to do this evening is raise the profile of the issue of air quality in the UK; it is the single largest environmental risk to health and we know it affects people all the way through their lives.” Dr Suzanne Bartington – Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Specialty Registrar in Public Health, … Continue reading “Improving air quality and health – for all”

Pharmacist-led interventions may help prevent cardiovascular disease

Pharmacists based in GP practices can play an integral role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, finds new research led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. The study, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, supports the involvement of pharmacists as healthcare providers in managing patients with hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. … Continue reading “Pharmacist-led interventions may help prevent cardiovascular disease”

Rapid test for STIs to be developed by Birmingham spinout

Doctors will soon be able to diagnose and treat sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) in a single visit, thanks to a rapid test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea developed by¬†University of Birmingham spinout Linear Diagnostics Ltd. Globally, more than 1 million STIs are contracted every day. The latest UK figures show a 5% increase in diagnoses between 2017 … Continue reading “Rapid test for STIs to be developed by Birmingham spinout”

Improving outcomes for patients at risk of dangerous blood clots

New University of Birmingham research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) could improve treatments for a potentially deadly condition that affects tens of thousands of people in the UK each year. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one of the deep veins, usually in the leg. It must be treated quickly, … Continue reading “Improving outcomes for patients at risk of dangerous blood clots”

Robotic surgery launches in Birmingham

BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has recently launched a robotic programme in head and neck cancer surgery, resulting in a range of benefits to patients, staff and the Trust. Trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) uses a robot to operate on cancers at the back of the throat, which previously would have … Continue reading “Robotic surgery launches in Birmingham”