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  • 13 May 2020

    Gene study explores varying effect of COVID-19

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has joined the fight against coronavirus by recruiting COVID-19 patients to participate in a ground-breaking new study of the disease that aims to identify specific genes that may…

  • 13 May 2020

    Major COVID-19 drugs trial begins in Birmingham

    A trial which will rapidly test new therapies for patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 is opening in Birmingham this week. It is hoped that by using drugs that target the most serious symptoms of the…

  • 03 Mar 2020

    Impact of knife crime on NHS trauma attendances assessed

    Doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) have reported on the impact of knife-related injuries on secondary healthcare resources in EClinicalMedicine, published by the Lancet. The paper’s authors, who work across the NIHR Surgical…

  • 02 Mar 2020

    Trauma is not nine to five – and neither are our research nurses

    Marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, 2020 has been named the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ by the World Health Organization (WHO). While many of us will think of a hospital ward-based…

  • 02 Mar 2020

    A Day in the Life of… Colin Bergin

    A new initiative at the NIHR SRMRC, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, is to give people an insight in to what different members of our team do on a day-to-day basis. It is…

  • 25 Feb 2020

    A Day in The Life of… Dr Kamal Yakoub

    An initiative here at the NIHR SRMRC is to give people an insight in to what different members of our team do on a day-to-day basis. It is our hope that with this people can…

  • 25 Feb 2020

    The Trauma Landscape – #WhyWeDoResearch

    The face of trauma and emergency medicine is undeniably changing. Between 2008 and 2017, there were almost 250,000 major trauma cases in the NHS – and the complexity of cases has increased for a number…

  • 20 Feb 2020

    Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones

    The Birmingham Health Partners ecosystem – which will soon begin construction of Birmingham Life Sciences Park – has been awarded Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).…

  • 12 Feb 2020

    Pioneering Research wins prestigious award

    The Scar Free Foundation has been awarded The Sun’s Military Award, “The Millie”, in Innovation. The award recognises the unique partnership between the Foundation and the CASEVAC Club for the pioneering research underway at The…

  • 12 Feb 2020

    Rheumatology registrar awarded multi-million pound fellowship to develop research

    Dr Adam Croft, an honorary Specialist Registrar at UHB and NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, has recently been awarded £2.5 million funding by the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research to develop his…