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  • 07 June 2018

    New Research Nurses are a great asset for the Stroke Team

    Michelle Bates and Katherine Ahlquist are two recently appointed stroke Research Sisters working on a number of different trials currently at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust holds the coveted status of…

  • 05 June 2018

    FH service going from strength to strength

    A service that screens people for a condition that leads to early heart disease has received hundreds of referrals in its first six months. The West Midlands Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service (WMFHS), which is the first…

  • 30 May 2018

    West Midlands is Top Recruiting Region to International Stroke Study That Could ‘Transform Treatment’

    Trusts in the West Midlands recruited the most patients to a major new study funded and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which found that tranexamic acid (TXA), a drug currently used…

  • 22 May 2018

    UHB Consultant Haematologist is Researcher of the Year

    A University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) consultant was recently presented with a national Researcher of the Year Award. Gillian Lowe, consultant haematologist at UHB, was presented with a NIHR British Society of Haematology…

  • 17 May 2018

    Lead Research Nurses at UHB tell their story

    Being a Lead Nurse in Research is not for the faint hearted and at UHB this job is done by two, more-than-capable women. Diana Hull and Sarah Dhariwal admit the job can be as challenging…

  • 11 May 2018

    Patient Katie raising money for charity through award-winning book

    A participant to the 100,000 Genomes Project has written an award-winning book, with royalties going towards a charity, Brain Tumour Research. Katie Smith (pictured with husband Luke) , who lives in Stourbridge, was recruited to…

  • 11 May 2018

    Research article suggests stronger treatments are possible for cancer patients

    An article recently published in the journal Clinical Oncology has found that higher doses of radiotherapy were tolerable in patients with certain types of cancers that arise at the back of the throat (oropharynx). The…

  • 10 May 2018

    Ten year kidney drug trial comes to an end at UHB

    This year marks the end of a ten year long clinical research trial into a ground-breaking drug for renal patients and the culmination of an almost ‘unique achievement’ in clinical trials. Researchers at University Hospitals…

  • 04 May 2018

    Trial recruitment research led by our patients

    A paper recently published in the journal ‘Gastrointestinal Nursing’ has proved that patient involvement can really enhance research at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel members worked alongside…

  • 03 May 2018

    Melissa wins bronze at Commonwealth Games

    A medallist at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was successfully diagnosed and supported by staff at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). Melissa Courtney, who won a bronze medal in the 1500m, was…