COVID-19 medicine guidelines 08/04/20 – geriatrics

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues. Today’s update focuses on the management of geriatric patients with coronavirus, including considerations surrounding delirium, mental health, discharge planning and end-of-life care. Download Geriatric Medicine Guidance for COVID-19 as a PDF See also: 2nd April update … Continue reading “COVID-19 medicine guidelines 08/04/20 – geriatrics”

Birmingham-designed pop-up tent protects frontline NHS workers from COVID-19

A disposable plastic ‘pop-up tent’ which creates a protective barrier between patients and healthcare professionals could be the latest line of defence for frontline NHS workers thanks to a new product developed by a collaborative team effort in Birmingham. Designed by experts at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, the Disposable Resuscitation, Intubation and Nebulisation … Continue reading “Birmingham-designed pop-up tent protects frontline NHS workers from COVID-19”

A doctor’s view from the COVID frontline

By Liz Sapey, Director of PIONEER – the Health Data Research Hub for Acute Care and Professor of Respiratory Medicine Each year the NHS is under pressure to meet the health needs of people presenting acutely to hospital. This year the usual pressures on acute services have been further challenged by the impact of the … Continue reading “A doctor’s view from the COVID frontline”

Free online training to help HCPs return to clinical practice

An online training programme designed to help those returning to clinical roles or being redeployed into less familiar roles during the COVID-19 crisis has been rolled out for free across the NHS. The SCRIPT e-learning programme is developed by experts at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, to improve therapeutics knowledge for newly qualified … Continue reading “Free online training to help HCPs return to clinical practice”

How do scientists work from home?

How do you ‘work from home’ when you’re usually based in the laboratory? Maria Sharif, PhD student at the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, gives an insight into switching from the lab to the kitchen table… Hello everyone! My name is Maria Sharif and I am a PhD student in a lab of Professor Ben Willcox in … Continue reading “How do scientists work from home?”