New software makes lethal heart conditions easier to spot

Software developed by BHP founding member the University of Birmingham has the potential to improve the identification, prevention and treatment of dangerous heart conditions. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as arrhythmia, the organ’s electrical activity is … Continue reading “New software makes lethal heart conditions easier to spot”

20,000 patients signed up to myhealth@QEHB

More than 20,000 patients are now benefiting from remote access to their health records via an innovative portal developed in Birmingham. BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, launched myhealth@QEHB in 2012 and has seen numbers increase steadily in the last six years. Developed by UHB’s in-house Technical Development and Informatics … Continue reading “20,000 patients signed up to myhealth@QEHB”

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”