Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell

Significant funding of up to £2.8m from The Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded to a Birmingham researcher for a major study named in memory of the late Baroness Jowell. The Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX trial is being co-ordinated by Professor Colin Watts (pictured) of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, part of the University of … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell”

New diabetes drug to be trialled in Birmingham

Researchers from the Diabetes Research Unit and the Clinical Research Facility at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham are currently recruiting patients with type 1 diabetes to a trial for a new drug which could change the future of treatment for the condition. The Birmingham trial will be led by Dr Parth Narendran, together with research … Continue reading “New diabetes drug to be trialled in Birmingham”

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”

World’s first specialist research centre aims to eliminate scarring within a generation

The first military and civilian wound research centre of its kind in the world was officially opened at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham today, aiming to minimise the psychological and physical impact of scarring among armed forces personnel and civilians wounded in terrorist attacks. The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research is … Continue reading “World’s first specialist research centre aims to eliminate scarring within a generation”