Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)’s Innovate UK, to investigate patients’ experience of cell and gene therapies. The funding has been provided as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Medicines Manufacturing programme. Cell and gene therapies … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies”

Integrated COPD study sees hospitals and GPs working together

Hundreds of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been recruited to a pioneering study featuring collaboration between primary and secondary care. Led by Heartlands Hospital, part of BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), the study has rolled out across all GP practices in Birmingham. Over 700 patients have already … Continue reading “Integrated COPD study sees hospitals and GPs working together”

BHP founder member becomes part of the National NIHR BioResource network

The Centre for Rare Diseases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, part of the BHP campus, has this week become part of the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) BioResource network. The BioResource team at will be led by Dr Graham Lipkin while Humeira Hafsa, research nurse, will take on the role of Clinical Trials … Continue reading “BHP founder member becomes part of the National NIHR BioResource network”

Most childhood tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study finds

A new study by founding BHP member the University of Birmingham has found that seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation. Researchers analysed the electronic medical records of over 1.6 million children from more than 700 UK general practices dating between 2005 and 2016. They … Continue reading “Most childhood tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study finds”

National award for consultant cardiologist

William Bradlow, consultant cardiologist at BHP founding member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, recently won Cardiomyopathy UK’s Ronald Raven Award for Clinical Excellence. William won a prestigious public vote, with patients and Cardiomyopathy UK staff and volunteers nominating the healthcare professional who had made the biggest difference to cardiomyopathy patients across the country. “I’m … Continue reading “National award for consultant cardiologist”