New Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre holds first meeting

Key members of the Midlands & Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC) recently held their first meeting. The recently formed health consortium, jointly led by the National Institute for Health Research Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR BRC) and NHS Wales, was awarded ¬£7 million by Innovate UK to ensure more patients benefit from a new … Continue reading “New Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre holds first meeting”

Students among hundreds of visitors to Healthcare Science Day event

Schoolchildren and students from across Birmingham and the West Midlands were among hundreds of visitors to the third annual Healthcare Science Day at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). 16 stands in the atrium of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham showcased the crucial behind-the-scenes work done by healthcare scientists, and the potential for careers … Continue reading “Students among hundreds of visitors to Healthcare Science Day event”

Rare Disease Day celebrated at QEHB

Patients, members of the public and staff at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) braved the cold to find out more about rare diseases on 28 February. Stands representing the Centre for Rare Diseases (CfRD) and West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre were in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) Atrium to celebrate Rare Disease … Continue reading “Rare Disease Day celebrated at QEHB”

A global view of eye health

A team led by two consultant eye surgeons from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Professor Alastair¬† Denniston and Professor Peter Shah, has recently completed the largest ever review of the impact of social deprivation on eye health across the globe. Overall, the findings highlight how poverty, lack of education and social disadvantage, contribute … Continue reading “A global view of eye health”

Leading the way on research into ageing

A consultant in geriatric medicine and specialist in hip fractures at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has recently been awarded the prestigious Rising Star Award from the British Geriatrics Society. Dr Thomas Jackson (pictured above), who is also a clinical academic geriatrician with the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham, collected … Continue reading “Leading the way on research into ageing”