Birmingham Health Partners tops the league table for clinical trials recruitment

League tables published today (18th July ’18) by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), have ranked BHP founder members as the top three West Midlands NHS trusts for recruitment to clinical research. Figures show that a record 70,720 people took part in vital clinical research in the West Midlands in 2017/18 – the highest number ever in one year. The 2017/18 NIHR Research Activity League Table details how much clinical research is happening, where and … Continue reading “Birmingham Health Partners tops the league table for clinical trials recruitment”

Trial recruitment research led by our patients

Patient  paper recently published in the journal ‘Gastrointestinal Nursing’ has proved that patient involvement can really enhance research at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel members worked alongside clinicians and researchers at UHB recently, in collaboration with the Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The paper considered how liver patients and invited to take part in clinical trials, as well … Continue reading “Trial recruitment research led by our patients”

Exciting vision for newly-opened ITM Imaging Centre

A purpose-built ITM Imaging Centre has been officially opened by Dr Nicola Strickland, President of the Royal College of Radiologists, and Clive Richards OBE, founder of the Clive and Sylvia Richards Foundation. Equipped with the latest latest in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology, the new facility is the result of a collaboration between University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), medical charity Cobalt Health and the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM). Predominantly funded by Cobalt Heath, the centre provides the newest techniques for routine clinical imaging appointments and allows development … Continue reading “Exciting vision for newly-opened ITM Imaging Centre”

Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM)

Birmingham Health Partners led the development of a new Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM), a new world class clinical research facility in Birmingham opened in 2015. The centre will help progress the very latest scientific research findings from the University into enhanced treatments for patients across a range of major health issues including cancer and liver disease.

Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM)

Birmingham Health Partners led the development of a new Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM), a new world class clinical research facility in Birmingham opened in 2015.