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 to the Organ Donor Register – particularly pertinent during this week’s Organ Donation Week. Birmingham currently has the second lowest number … 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 visit, Mr Hancock was given a tour of the labs with Dr Andrew Beggs who is heading a £1.5 million research programme … 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 Trust, Sarah-Jane Marsh and Professor Subrata Ghosh, director of Birmingham’s Institute of Translational Medicine. Other interviewees include the clinical director … 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 NHS setting, via its transformation into an intervention that might achieve a meaningful benefit for a patient, and its subsequent … Continue reading “A sector deal for health?”