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What is Birmingham Health Partners?

Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) is a strategic alliance between the University of Birmingham (UoB) and three major teaching hospitals; the Shelford Group member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC). BHP’s mission is to harness research strengths in the University and NHS to deliver better treatments and care to our patients.

Together, we are delivering research that matters.


The Birmingham Life Sciences Engine

Accelerating patient access to new innovative medicines and technologies is at the heart of what we do in Birmingham. We improve patient care and wellbeing by facilitating discoveries made in the laboratory and translating them into clinical practice as quickly as possible. Birmingham can do this at a pace, scale and efficiency which is unrivalled in the UK.

Globally, we are one of the few cities equipped to deliver the full circle of translational medicine and Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) is the driving force behind the Birmingham Life Sciences Engine.

For all of these reasons, Birmingham is one of the best places to invest, study and work in the life sciences sector in the UK.

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