Healthcare Science Week – ‘ask me about genomics’

  It’s Healthcare Science Week 2020 and teams across Birmingham Women’s and Children’s have been celebrating and sharing their passion for science. Our hundreds of scientific, technical and clinical staff members play vital roles in delivering world-class care to thousands of our patients and families every year. Find out what our staff love about working … Continue reading “Healthcare Science Week – ‘ask me about genomics’”

Notes on the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill

The Medicines and Medical Devices Bill had its first reading in the House of Commons on 13 February 2020. The Bill proposes a legislative programme for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in the UK at the end of the EU exit transition period, currently 31 December 2020. It is imperative that the Bill … Continue reading “Notes on the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill”

A view from the front line of healthcare services

How much of the burden of ill-health is really ‘unexpected’, and can we take more people from ‘unplanned’ to ‘planned’ healthcare? Dr Liz Sapey Last week Birmingham Health Partners – and the future Birmingham Life Sciences Park – was awarded Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status by  the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). … Continue reading “A view from the front line of healthcare services”

Health Equity in England: BHP welcomes ten-year review

Today, (25th February 2020), Professor Sir Michael Marmot and the Institute for Health Equity published an updated review to mark the ten-year anniversary of his landmark study titled Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review).  Professor KK Cheng, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, shares his thoughts … Continue reading “Health Equity in England: BHP welcomes ten-year review”