7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation

Around 7,000 strokes each year are being prevented thanks to GPs more than doubling the number of patients at high risk being prescribed with blood thinning drugs. Researchers from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Applied Health Research analysed general practice records of five million patients from 2000 to 2016 to find out how … Continue reading “7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation”

Internship demonstrates value of collaboration

An internship scheme at the Inflammation Research Facility (IRF), part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), has shown the benefits of collaboration between Birmingham Health Partner members UHB and the University of Birmingham (UoB) Sadhika Yasmin, a biomedical science graduate, helped at the IRF in the autumn and winter of 2017. “I started … Continue reading “Internship demonstrates value of collaboration”

Birmingham research used by NASA

Antibodies developed at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have been used by NASA to assess how long duration space flight affects the immune system. The antibodies are part of a medical test called Seralite®-FLC ELISA, which was used in the year-long study of astronauts from the International Space Station to examine the effect … Continue reading “Birmingham research used by NASA”

Inherited heart disease service goes from strength to strength

A service that screens people for a condition that leads to early heart disease – based at BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) – has received hundreds of referrals in its first six months. The West Midlands Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service (WMFHS), which is the first region-wide screening service in the UK, … Continue reading “Inherited heart disease service goes from strength to strength”

UHB consultant haematologist is “Researcher of the Year”

A consultant from BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) was recently presented with a national Researcher of the Year Award. Gillian Lowe, consultant haematologist at UHB, was presented with a NIHR British Society of Haematology Researcher of the Year Award, which recognises NHS consultants who are research-active and fit research into … Continue reading “UHB consultant haematologist is “Researcher of the Year””