As long as childhood diseases exist, we will keep striving to find their cure. Throughout history, research has played a vital role in increasing our understanding of illnesses, developing better treatment and equipment, and ultimately improving and saving lives. It’s our job to encourage the next great idea and we are committed to supporting high-quality research into children’s health and diseases.
Funds we raise from donors can enable researchers to come up with incredible medical advances which will have a real impact on young lives. Grants have resulted in high-quality, internationally recognised research, and have enabled our outstanding clinicians to become leaders of paediatric research. By funding research and learning, discovery of new cures, treatments and approaches, and equipping staff with new knowledge, skills and resources, we are doing more to accelerate and advance medical breakthroughs, improving our children’s chances and pioneering change for the next generation.
Thanks to the hard work of our research teams and clinical staff, we are leading the way with paediatric research in a number of areas including:
However every year, our dedicated staff need springboard funding to help them explore, study and test the next idea, the next treatment, the next change needed to transform medicine and treatment.
We need your help to keep putting patients at the heart of research.
Here are just some of the ways your donations have helped support researchers at Birmingham Children’s Hospital make incredible medical advances.
We’re delighted to announce we’ve joined forces with University of Birmingham and The Azaylia Foundation in the UK’s fight against childhood cancer. Our partnership has collectively committed over £560,000 to co-fund two, fully-funded clinical PhDs in paediatric oncology, helping to create the next generation of leaders in childhood cancer.
Thanks to funding secured from high street fashion entrepreneur George Davies, Mr Nigel Drury, a Consultant in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at our Children’s Hospital, was able to lead the launch of the UK’s first national study into identifying research priorities for patients diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD).
Research is being conducted into the use of a new drug that helps to block nutrient uptake in cancer cells to allow doctors to offer a less-aggressive treatment option for children and young people diagnosed with leukaemia. This research is being led by our Children’s Hospital’s Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology, Dr Francis Mussai, and funded by our fabulous oncology supporters, Carter the Brave.
Set up in 2001,the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust Research Foundation has awarded over £5million to researchers at both Birmingham Children's Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
We have made a commitment to transform the lives of future generations by funding research that will prevent, diagnose and cure rare diseases in children. That determination led us to being named the UK's Rare Diseases Research Collaboration Centre.