Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

Experts from BHP founding member the University of Birmingham have joined medical professionals in India to set up an innovative research centre that will help to improve care for surgical patients. Among the first studies to be launched is a surgical trial looking at interventions to reduce the often devastating impact of post-surgical infection (FALCON); as well as a study to evaluate access to healthcare for patients requiring surgery. A team from the National Institute … Continue reading “Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat”

Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK

Two leading scientists from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, have been named among the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth. Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences and Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences have both been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society. One of the highest accolades a scientist can achieve, Professor … Continue reading “Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK”

Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) programme, developed by a collaboration led by the University of Exeter and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust, significantly improved quality of life. Rehabilitation is also linked to better health outcomes … Continue reading “Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out”

Can seated exercise improve the health of frail older adults?

Volunteer residents at a care home are taking part in a new study with BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, aimed at assessing whether exercising while seated can improve the health and well-being of frail older adults. Participants are gently working out using chair-based resistance exercise machines, which are specially adapted and designed for frail older adults. The study, called Keeping Active in Residential Elderly (KARE), is being conducted by the Physical Activity and … Continue reading “Can seated exercise improve the health of frail older adults?”

Research fellowships will help improve patient care

Two members of staff at BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) will begin their NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) this month. Supported by the UHB Integrated Clinical Academic Team, Lisa Shepherd and Nicola Anderson were awarded the prestigious fellowships which enable them to undertake patient-focused research and complete a PhD, whilst continuing to develop their clinical expertise. The Fellowship funds the PhD and related research costs, part-time release from clinical … Continue reading “Research fellowships will help improve patient care”