Research Showcase 2019: innovation from head to toe

The latest health breakthroughs will be on display next month at the annual Birmingham Health Partners Research Showcase, to be held in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s (QEHB) atrium. Exciting developments in the last year include the opening of a world-leading conflict wound centre, which is aiming to prevent all scars within a generation; a trial that has cured a UHB patient with a rare condition; and other advances in cancer treatment, concussion diagnosis, and … Continue reading “Research Showcase 2019: innovation from head to toe”

Risk-taking in research

BHP Managing Director Dr John Williams spoke to Mark Brown for Beyond the Room shortly after delivering a presentation on health research funding, at the 50th Anniversary event for the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry. JW: Before I took on the role of Managing Director at BHP, I spent the best part of 20 years working for the Wellcome Trust, where one of the portfolios I have the privilege of managing was the new … Continue reading “Risk-taking in research”

Ovarian cancer: improving survival rates

“Research published during the last few years has investigated the effectiveness of a new approach involving giving some chemotherapy, then performing surgery, followed by completing chemotherapy.”  Professor Sean Kehoe, Lawson Tait Professor of Gynaecological Cancer Ovarian cancer affects around 7,000 women each year in the UK, a figure expected to rise to 10,000 by 2035.  It is the most common type of cancer in women over the age of 50 years, but some rarer types … Continue reading “Ovarian cancer: improving survival rates”

The BHP Fellowship – Anna’s story

Dr Anna Price, ST3 in Renal Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, undertook a Birmingham Health Partners Starter Fellowship in 2015-2016 and is currently undertaking a PhD at University of Birmingham. We spoke to Anna about her thoughts on her fellowship experience. What attracted you to apply for the BHP fellowship? During my undergraduate intercalation I became involved in cardio renal research. I thoroughly enjoyed it and knew from that point on I wanted … Continue reading “The BHP Fellowship – Anna’s story”

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 UK and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The very first liver transplant in Birmingham was carried … Continue reading “Organ donation week: Birmingham leads the world”