COVID at home: ‘virtual ward’ app designed in Midlands

A digital remote care solution including a mobile phone app is helping Covid-19 patients manage their symptoms at home after being developed with the support of BHP member the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN). The app developed by medical software company, Dignio, has been implemented by Dudley CCG and allows patients stay at … Continue reading “COVID at home: ‘virtual ward’ app designed in Midlands”

£2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has launched a major new £2.2m government-funded research project to improve the treatment, causes and symptoms of Long COVID in non-hospitalised patients. The two-year project, funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), follows a UK-wide joint research call to fund ambitious and comprehensive Long COVID … Continue reading “£2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID”

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients. The clinical observational study, involving 5,711 patients with COVID-19 at 55 hospitals across 12 countries, found that very severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to … Continue reading “Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds”

COVID19 vaccine: world first alternating dose trial underway in Birmingham

The world’s first COVID-19 vaccine study researching alternating doses and intervals of approved vaccines, is now underway in Birmingham. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-supported study, which will be run at BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, will determine the effects of using a different vaccine for the second dose to the … Continue reading “COVID19 vaccine: world first alternating dose trial underway in Birmingham”

Midlands delivering nearly £100m of COVID19 research

A new report – Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle COVID-19 – reveals that the Midlands has moved swiftly to apply its wealth of capability in its hospitals, universities and businesses to deliver £90m of research to support regional, national and global efforts to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic. The report highlights that: Experts in … Continue reading “Midlands delivering nearly £100m of COVID19 research”