UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project launches with leadership from Birmingham

BHP clinicians have been instrumental in the rapid establishment of the UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Scheme – a clinician-led reporting project to enable tracking of cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 across the United Kingdom. Mobilised and launched within 100 hours of conception, more than 80 cancer centres have expressed willingness to learn … Continue reading “UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project launches with leadership from Birmingham”

COVID-19: risk factors for severe disease and death

This article was written for The BMJ by BHP’s Rachel E Jordan (Reader in Epidemiology and Primary Care), Peymané Adab (Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Public Health)  and KK Cheng (Professor of Public Health and Primary Care. It can be accessed in full via the BMJ website.  A long list is emerging from largely … Continue reading “COVID-19: risk factors for severe disease and death”

BHP mobilised in the fight against COVID-19

BHP – the long-standing alliance between the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s – is pulling together on several fronts to fight the spread of COVID-19. Professor David Adams, Director of BHP, explained: “In these unprecedented times, the Birmingham Health Partners alliance has allowed us to adapt and work in … Continue reading “BHP mobilised in the fight against COVID-19”

COVID-19 research briefing 25/03/20

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues. Research update – 25th March 2020 Incubation period: 95% of patients see initial symptoms 4-6 days after infection 97.5% display all symptoms between 7-14 days Of those hospitalised, this occurred 6-12 days after infection. The evidence … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 25/03/20”

Societies with poorer handwashing culture more exposed to COVID-19

Societies where people do not typically wash their hands straight after using the toilet tend to have a much higher exposure to coronavirus, a new study reveals. Researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have discovered that at least 50% of people do not have a habit of automatic handwashing after using the toilet … Continue reading “Societies with poorer handwashing culture more exposed to COVID-19”