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”

Funding awarded for innovative ostomy product range

Ostique Ltd, working with the ERDF-funded Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC), NIHR Trauma Management MedTec Co-operative (Trauma MIC), Bowel & Cancer Research (BCR) and Cambridge Design Partnership, the technology and product design firm, has been awarded £320,000 in funding by Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency. The funding will support the development of … Continue reading “Funding awarded for innovative ostomy product range”

Study investigates new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner

Could a blood test detect bowel cancer earlier than current methods? A leading researcher from BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has been awarded £500,000 by Cancer Research UK to investigate. Professor Ian Tomlinson, director of the University’s  Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, has teamed up with colleagues in the UK and Denmark to … Continue reading “Study investigates new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner”

Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition

Researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three ‘clinical risks’. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.6 million people in the UK. Those with atrial fibrillation may … Continue reading “Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition”

The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a largescale systematic review of research. The review is published today (Dec 6th) in The Cochrane Library as part of a Special Collection of … Continue reading “The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts”