COVID-19 research briefing 28/04/20

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues. Today’s update focuses on thirty interventional and observational clinical trials currently active and approved by the NIHR. These infographics can be downloaded as a PDF here: Clinical Trials Infographic. A summary PDF can also be downloaded … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 28/04/20”

Pioneering new technique to save lives of babies born without oesophagus

An expert surgical team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital has successfully pioneered a life-saving technique that will help babies born without part of their oesophagus. Using state-of-the-art thoracoscopic equipment (also known as keyhole surgery in the chest), patients with the rarest form of the life-threatening birth defect, oesophageal atresia, have been successfully treated using the new … Continue reading “Pioneering new technique to save lives of babies born without oesophagus”

Charitable funding in the NHS: new research project underway

A new four-year research project, awarded £1.4 million funding from the Wellcome Trust, will explore the past, present and future of charitable fundraising for health care. The study, which will be led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, will look at how health policy has understood, and sought to influence, the role of … Continue reading “Charitable funding in the NHS: new research project underway”

AI skin cancer assessment piloted in Birmingham

BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham is working with AI specialist Skin Analytics is to pilot a new skin cancer community assessment service to safely reduce delays in skin cancer detection and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are around 8–13 million GP appointments booked for skin cancer assessments every year across the UK. Around … Continue reading “AI skin cancer assessment piloted in Birmingham”