University and Trust sign up to historic health partnership

Posted on Thursday 1st December 2011

The University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have today announced a groundbreaking joint working agreement to be known as Birmingham Health Partners (BHP).

The move will strengthen the relationship between the University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QE). As a result, patients will benefit from new therapies delivered by expert clinicians working alongside research scientists and world-leading clinical trials teams.

Birmingham is one of very few centres internationally that completes the full circle of translational medicine, the so-called bench-to-bedside process. The new agreement  will create a new clinical academic structure and fuel partnership projects in key research areas, including cancer, immunology and infection; experimental medicine and chronic disease.

The development builds on a long history of partnership achievement and is intended to strengthen and develop the global reputations of both institutions.

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