About us

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), which is run by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), is recognised as one of the leading hospitals in Europe and has an international reputation for quality of care, informatics/IT, clinical training and research. UHB is adjacent to the the University of Birmingham’s (UoB)  Medical School and together form a regional and national centre for specialist clinical services.

In December 2011, UHB and UoB joined forces to create Birmingham Health Partners (BHP), which aims to promote clinical research by supporting researchers in submitting bids for large-scale clinical studies. BHP also promotes translational research, forming a link between clinicians in the hospitals and academics in the university, while assisting applicants in producing high-quality grant protocols.

The Research and Development Department provides a range of services to help UHB researchers. We can provide advice on securing funding, project costing, ensuring that the correct governance processes are followed and that the research is ethical, through to ongoing financial account management and study closure.

Our Performance

The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS in initiating and delivering clinical research. The aim is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research and to enhance the nation’s attractiveness as a host for research.

The number of new studies delivered in the NHS has increased, and the number of patients engaged in research activity has hit an all-time high. We are one of the top 100 performing Trusts committed to delivering clinical research to time and target. Visit the NIHR Clinical Research Network performance page to find out more about how Trusts are performing on research.

To see detailed information on how UHB is performing, please follow the link below.