BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme

Alastair Denniston, a leading Birmingham Health Partners Professor and Consultant, has been announced as one of the first participants in The Academy of Medical Sciences’ novel Future Leaders in Innovation, Enterprise and Research (FLIER) Programme. A Professor at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Alastair is one … Continue reading “BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme”

Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study

BHP researchers from the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have launched a new study funded by The Drake Foundation to review and potentially enhance concussion diagnosis in football. This new study, supported by the Premier League Doctors Group, which is allowing access to players, is running throughout the 2018/19 … Continue reading “Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study”

New sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma

Scientists at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye. The surface of the eye (the cornea) is usually transparent, but scars resulting from eye infection or trauma make it opaque causing blurred vision or in extreme cases complete … Continue reading “New sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma”

Internship demonstrates value of collaboration

An internship scheme at the Inflammation Research Facility (IRF), part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), has shown the benefits of collaboration between Birmingham Health Partner members UHB and the University of Birmingham (UoB) Sadhika Yasmin, a biomedical science graduate, helped at the IRF in the autumn and winter of 2017. “I started … Continue reading “Internship demonstrates value of collaboration”

Vital research into incurable lung condition affecting millions to take place in Birmingham

A thousand people are needed for ground-breaking research being carried out by the University of Birmingham into an incurable lung condition. Supported by the British Lung Foundation, Dr Elizabeth Sapey and Professor Robert Stockley, will be conducting research into the very early stages of the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which affects three … Continue reading “Vital research into incurable lung condition affecting millions to take place in Birmingham”