Electronic tool could transform drug prescriptions

Significant improvements in treating paracetamol overdose patients have been made thanks to an electronic prescription tool developed by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) staff. The tool, recognised nationally by Health Data Research UK, has reduced the number of errors when prescribing a drug for paracetamol overdoses to zero. The algorithm automatically provides the … Continue reading “Electronic tool could transform drug prescriptions”

Welcoming Professor of Life Science Innovation, Michael Lewis

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has announced the appointment of its first Professor of Life Science Innovation. Michael Lewis joins us with an extensive background in life sciences and digital innovation in healthcare – let’s get to know him. Where was your previous job? I still work with five different life science and … Continue reading “Welcoming Professor of Life Science Innovation, Michael Lewis”

CAR-T success for UHB patient

A patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has become the first in the Midlands to have a successful CAR-T cell therapy, for treatment of her cancer. Sophie Wheldon, aged 21, was diagnosed with leukaemia in June 2018. She went on to receive an unrelated donor stem cell transplant in November but the disease … Continue reading “CAR-T success for UHB patient”

October news round-up

New BHF investment to boost Birmingham’s heart and circulatory disease research BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has received £1 million funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to strengthen its ground-breaking research into heart and circulatory diseases. The university is one of only six institutions in the UK to be awarded with a … Continue reading “October news round-up”