Three high-profile appointees heighten ambition for Birmingham Health Partners

Posted on 22 February 2021 (Permalink)

The second city’s University-NHS partnership Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has made three high-profile appointments to its leadership board – announcing Professor Sir Robert Lechler and Dame Yve Buckland as Non-Executive Directors and former Chairman of NHS Improvement and Deputy Chairman of NHS England, Ed Smith, as independent Chair.

BHP is a strategic alliance which aims to rapidly translate healthcare research findings into new diagnostics, drugs and devices for patients. Its members are: University Hospitals Birmingham, England’s largest acute NHS Trust; Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals – the first NHS Foundation Trust of its kind; the University of Birmingham; and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

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