Brain Tumour Awareness Week – five minutes with Professor Colin Watts

Professor Colin Watts is Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Program and Principle Investigator on the Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX. He joined Birmingham last year, bringing with him a wealth of clinical experience from the last 25 years. Marking International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, Professor Watts explains the challenges of treating patients with brain cancer, and … Continue reading “Brain Tumour Awareness Week – five minutes with Professor Colin Watts”

Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre

Innovative, end-to-end clinical and academic partnership for the development of precision medicine Richard Fox, Strategic Business Engagement Partner, writes for BHP on our innovative end-to-end clinical and academic partnership – Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre.  In a highly competitive marketplace, with reducing returns from R&D and average costs of bringing a drug to market of $2bn, … Continue reading “Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre”

The BHP Fellowship – Karl’s story

Mr Karl Payne, Specialty Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, undertook a Birmingham Health Partners Starter Fellowship in 2018 – 2019 and is currently a Cancer Research UK Clinical PhD Fellow and Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Research Fellow at University of Birmingham.  We asked Karl about his experience of the BHP Fellowship. What attracted … Continue reading “The BHP Fellowship – Karl’s story”

September news round-up

As September was such a busy and successful month across Birmingham Health Partners, we’re bringing you a round-up of the month’s top stories. The power of understanding the patient: Health minister visits Birmingham Health Partners Thursday 26 September saw Baroness Blackwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation at the Department of Health and Social … Continue reading “September news round-up”

What if the scale of the problem provides the solution?

Professor Alastair Denniston, INSIGHT Health Data Research Hub Lead, writes for HDR-UK on the scale of the UK’s eye health problem – and how the INSIGHT hub will tackle it: The eye is unique. Stunningly beautiful, and fascinatingly complex, it has two critical functions for our health and well-being. Firstly, it allows us to see … Continue reading “What if the scale of the problem provides the solution?”