COVID-19 research briefing 26/05/2020 – viral biology and drug mechanisms

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues, and today’s update shows the current viral biology pathway and the points at which current UHB clinical trials and drugs are aiming to intervene. The infographic can be downloaded as a PDF here: COVID-10 Drug Mechanisms … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 26/05/2020 – viral biology and drug mechanisms”

COVID-19 safe haven: Solihull Hospital first in line to restore services

As part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s Phase 2 COVID-19 response, plans are progressing at pace to turn Solihull Hospital into a site clear of COVID-19. This will enable as many local patients, as is safe and practical, to undergo surgery and procedures that have been ‘paused’ during the initial response to the pandemic. Since Friday 8 May 2020, … Continue reading “COVID-19 safe haven: Solihull Hospital first in line to restore services”

No evidence that Vitamin D supplements can prevent or treat COVID-19

Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation. According to the study, current research shows vitamin D has no benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19. Its authors advise that the … Continue reading “No evidence that Vitamin D supplements can prevent or treat COVID-19”

Students on the COVID-19 frontline – Lylah’s story

Students from the University of Birmingham Medical School have been supporting our NHS Birmingham Health Partners members on the wards, in family liaison, and in research and development. Here, medical student Lylah Irshad shares her experience of assisting with the latest research developments in response to coronavirus. When I volunteered to be part of the medical student support … Continue reading “Students on the COVID-19 frontline – Lylah’s story”

Students on the COVID-19 frontline – Martha’s story

Students from the University of Birmingham Medical School have been supporting our NHS Birmingham Health Partners members on the wards, in family liaison, and in research and development. Here, medical student Martha Lenaghan shares her experience as a founding member of the Family Liaison team at University Hospitals Birmingham. For the last few weeks, I’ve been part of … Continue reading “Students on the COVID-19 frontline – Martha’s story”