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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”

Personalised medicine to treat leukaemia is now one step closer

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, a BHP founding member, have revealed the roles that different types of gene mutations play in causing blood cancers in a study that was the culmination of a decade’s research. The findings of the team, led by Professor Constanze Bonifer and Professor Peter Cockerill of the University’s Institute of … Continue reading “Personalised medicine to treat leukaemia is now one step closer”

Smokers sought for COPD study

Smokers under the age of 45 are invited to take part in ground-breaking research, looking at the risk to smokers of developing a long-term lung condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This condition is one of the most common chronic conditions globally and is associated with significant numbers of deaths and disabilities as well … Continue reading “Smokers sought for COPD study”

Developing future clinical research leaders

A recent report has shown that providing opportunities for nurses, midwives, allied health professions, pharmacists and healthcare scientists (NMAHPPS) to combine delivering patient care with research, can lead to improved quality, efficiency and innovation. The evaluation looked at the experiences of NMAHPPS from across the West Midlands who successfully completed Health Education England (HEE)-funded programmes … Continue reading “Developing future clinical research leaders”