Organ donation week: Birmingham leads the world

During Organ Donation Week (3-10 September), we’re celebrating the pioneering and lifesaving work of our partners in the field of transplantation. Today, we’ve collated transplant facts and figures from our founder members University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) – from the world-leading to the awe-inspiring: UHB has the second largest renal dialysis programme in the … Continue reading “Organ donation week: Birmingham leads the world”

Organ Donation Week: University of Birmingham is first ‘donor campus’

Founder member the University of Birmingham has been named the nation’s first Donor Campus, while the city of Birmingham has also been presented with Transplant Sport’s first ever Donor City Award, in association with the Daily Mirror. The idea was proposed by Birmingham City Council and recognises the city’s commitment to encourage local residents to sign up … Continue reading “Organ Donation Week: University of Birmingham is first ‘donor campus’”

Transformative for patients: Health & Social Care Secretary visits BHP

MATT Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at the University of Birmingham on Thursday, 23 August to learn about their life-saving work. The minister saw first-hand the pioneering research taking place at the Cancer Research UK Centre, particularly in the fields of bowel and lung cancer. During the … Continue reading “Transformative for patients: Health & Social Care Secretary visits BHP”

Midlands’ magazine showcases region’s Healthcare and Life Sciences

Business Quarter’s latest edition has recently hit the streets with an issue celebrating the vibrant healthcare and life sciences sector in the West Midlands. Supported by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, the special issue features interviews with key figures from the sector including the chief executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation … Continue reading “Midlands’ magazine showcases region’s Healthcare and Life Sciences”

A sector deal for health?

As the end of a tumultuous year approaches, it’s time to reflect on the plethora of policy papers, reviews, consultations, strategy documents and sector deals that are set to have a significant impact on the health and life sciences sector. Every step of the journey from a key insight in a university laboratory or an … Continue reading “A sector deal for health?”