Media

  • 06 July 2020

    QEHB patient one of first in country to receive COVID-19 convalescent plasma

    One of the first people to receive COVID-19 convalescent plasma has spoken about their experience and urged people to donate. Ahmed Bhayat, 49, from Handsworth in Birmingham, was one of the first people in the…

  • 24 June 2020

    UHB part of globally-leading trial leading to first COVID-19 treatment drug

    Dozens of patients across University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have taken part in the NIHR study RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluaation of COVid-19 thERapY), which has identified the first successful treatment option for some coronavirus patients.…

  • 17 June 2020

    Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers

    A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could…

  • First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

    12 June 2020

    First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

    Two UK drugs companies will be the first to partner with the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford as part of a major new UK drugs trial to test potential therapeutics to treat patients hospitalised with…

  • 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…

  • 21 April 2020

    Prioritising COVID-19 Research

    UHB are taking part in a number of national trials that are rapidly  investigating potential treatments for COVID-19 and improving our knowledge of the virus. Two of these trials, ISARIC and UKOSS, are collecting data…

  • 12 March 2020

    Rare Disease Day 2020

    Rare Diseases Day 2020 was marked with an awareness stand in the QEHB atrium, highlighting the rare diseases work being done across University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB). UHB has a specialist Centre for Rare Diseases, based…

  • 10 March 2020

    A Day in the Life of… Prof Liam Grover

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

  • 06 March 2020

    Hearing loss study has potential to transform diagnosis and treatment

    A study currently being trialled for Armed Forces patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) could lead to vast improvements in the care pathway for detecting and treating hearing problems. The Remote Audiometric Performance…