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 … 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.  … Continue reading “Ovarian cancer: improving survival rates”

De-risking medical innovation with MD-TEC

MD-TEC, our Medical Devices Testing & Evaluation Centre, recently came together with a host of local medtech and life sciences organisations to showcase the unique insight, expertise and assistance the team can offer. The MD-TEC Connect event included talks from industry experts; 1:1 advice sessions, and presentations on the Centre’s ability to bring medical devices … Continue reading “De-risking medical innovation with MD-TEC”

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 … 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 … Continue reading “Organ donation week: Birmingham leads the world”