New trial highlights need for lifelong medication for people with dilated cardiomyopathy
11 December 2018 - Dilated cardiomyopathy – a condition where the heart is enlarged and function is impaired usually due to a viral or genetic cause, is one of the leading causes of heart failure in the UK and the most common reason for people needing a heart transplant.
Royal Brompton consultant appointed medical director of leading national charity
10 December 2018 - Dr Nick Hopkinson, honorary consultant chest physician at Royal Brompton Hospital and reader in respiratory medicine at Imperial College, has been appointed medical director of the British Lung Foundation (BLF).
Royal Brompton and NHLI host 12th annual Paul Wood lecture
7 December 2018 - Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) welcomed Marc Humbert, professor of respiratory medicine at the Université Paris-Saclay, for the 12th annual Paul Wood Cardiovascular Lecture on Wednesday 28 November, entitled ‘An update on pulmonary arterial hypertension and future directions.’
Researchers invite patients back to update them on research results
6 December 2018 - Patients who took part in several research projects for COPD received a very welcome invitation when Trsut researchers invited them back to the Trust to hear the outcome of the research studies they took part in.
Cafe Scientifique on the future of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis proves a hit with audience
27 November 2018 - Personalised medicine and artificial intelligence were just some of the talking points at an evening event with Professor Toby Maher, a respiratory consultant at the Trust who specialises in Interstitial Lung Diseases.
Harefield celebrates Trust-led research
20 November 2018 - Harefield Hospital was host to the Annual Research Showcase 8 November, with staff from across the Trust presenting their research through posters and oral presentations.
Career recognition for Trust researchers
18 October 2018 - Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust now boasts an additional seven professors and two readers in its ranks thanks to recognition for clinicians, and their ongoing contribution to furthering our understanding of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Dr Babu-Narayan appointed Associate Medical Director for British Heart Foundation
16 October 2018 - Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, consultant cardiologist at the Trust and clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London, has been appointed the Associate Medical Director for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Ambulatory oxygen improves quality of life for patients with pulmonary fibrosis
4 October 2018 - Through the AmbOx trial, which has been published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Dr Elisabetta Renzoni and collaborators have shown that the use of portable oxygen (ambulatory oxygen) improves the quality of life of patients suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr Peter Saunders recognised for outstanding contribution to research
21 September 2018 - A Trust clinician has been recognised for his contribution to research in awards announced earlier this month.
Fellowship award for lead physiotherapist
9 August 2018 - Elizabeth Grillo, a lead physiotherapist at Royal Brompton Hospital, has been awarded a pre-doctoral clinical academic fellowship (PCAF) which will allow her to develop the skills and experience required to access doctoral level funding.
International heart failure study recruits first UK patient
1 August 2018 - An international clinical trial investigating a new device for people with heart failure has recruited its first UK patient at Harefield Hospital.
Trust hosts a second successful AHSC seminar series
20 July 2018 - Pollution, allergies and pulmonary arterial hypertension were the topics of discussion at this year’s spring seminar series organised by the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) and hosted at Royal Brompton Hospital.
Research takes centre stage at open day
20 July 2018 - Virtual reality headsets, dancing for health and growing bacteria were among the range of activities on offer at the seventh annual heart and lung research day, held recently at Royal Brompton Hospital.
Trust physiotherapist becomes second UK recipient of CF Trust fellowship
20 July 2018 - Ciara Long, an advanced rotational physiotherapist at Royal Brompton Hospital, has been awarded a physiotherapist fellowship from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, making her only the second person in the UK, and the first in London, to be given the award.
Trust research collaboration helps identify novel genes associated with heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension
27 June 2018 - A recent study has helped to identify four new genes thought to be linked to heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH).
Clinical trial completes recruitment ahead of schedule
27 June 2018 - A Trust-led research study comparing ablation techniques in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), has managed to meet its recruitment target one month ahead of schedule.
Dietitian awarded funding for paediatric research
26 June 2018 - Amy Calvert, a highly specialised dietitian in paediatric cardiology, has been awarded funding by the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) for her research into chylothorax, a condition characterised by the build-up of fluid (chyle) in the lungs causing breathing difficulties, which affects some children after heart or lung surgery.
Trust collaborates with US biotechnology company for blood-based testing of lung cancer recurrence
27 June 2018 - Mr Eric Lim, consultant thoracic surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital and reader in thoracic surgery at Imperial College London, has successfully secured a collaboration with Guardant Health, a US-based biotechnology company that specialises in genomic cancer testing and is a world-leader in the field of non-invasive diagnostics.
New drug shows early promise in clinical trial for patients with IPF
21 June 2018 - An international clinical trial, led by Professor Toby Maher, which involved 17 centres in the UK, Italy and Ukraine, has shown some promising results for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
New research shows Tai Chi can improve quality of life for patients with COPD
5 May 2018 - Research by a respiratory expert from Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust has shown that the ancient art of Tai Chi is a lower-cost, more easily accessible alternative to conventional...
Peter Homa CBE to chair collaboration partnership board
3 May 2018 - Peter Homa CBE, former chief executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and current chair of the NHS Leadership Academy, has been appointed independent chair of the Partnership Board.
Trust is leading partner in £2 million study of dilated cardiomyopathy
29 March 2018 - Experts at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust are to be at the forefront of a £2 million study into the potentially deadly heart condition dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
Dr Louise Fleming awarded Asthma UK Fellowship
27 March 2018 - Dr Louise Fleming, paediatric respiratory consultant at the Trust and clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London, has been awarded £250,000 from Asthma UK for a Senior Clinical Fellowship.
Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship for physiotherapist Ruth Barker
21 March 2018 - Ruth Barker, research physiotherapist, has been awarded a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) in the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme, which is funded by Health Education England (HEE).
Clinical researcher leads international review of airway techniques
19 March 2018 - Dr Michelle Chatwin, consultant physiotherapist at the Trust, recently co-led an international workshop with researchers from across the world, to look at airway clearance techniques in Neuromuscular.
Feature story: Living with IPF
15 March 2018 - A patient story by Jose Luis Gonzalez Nieto who suffers from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
British Heart Foundation funds research into MRI scar imaging in the heart
14 March 2018 - Dr Jenny Keegan, principal physicist in the cardiovascular magnetic resonance unit at Royal Brompton Hospital and adjunct reader at Imperial College, has been awarded a research grant from the British Heart Foundation.
Celebrating Rare Diseases Day 2018
1 March 2018 - On Wednesday 28 February researchers at Royal Brompton Hospital marked international rare disease day with an information stand to help increase awareness of rare diseases.
Researcher development programme - case studies
15 February 2018 - We sat down with Abigail Roberts and Rupal Patel to talk to them about their experience of the researcher development programme.
Women in Science a personal reflection
9 February 2018 - Associate director of research, Dr Jenny Rivers takes a look back over the past week celebrating women in science and research and the benefit of encouraging more into this field of work.
Changing clinical practice; balancing research with clinical and other commitments
8 February 2018 - Dr Louise Fleming took some time to talk about her research, her motivations and who inspires her.
A day in the life of a principal pharmacy technician
7 February 2018 - Vibha Teli, from Royal Brompton's pharmacy department, gives a glimpse into the work she does that enables clinical trials to be run at the hospital.
International Women and Girls in Science Day 2018 - Dr Samantha Irving
6 February 2018 - International Women and Girls in Science Day 2018 - Dr Samantha Irving
International Women and Girls in Science Day 2018 - Dr Deepa Arachchillage
5 February 2018 - International Women and Girls in Science Day 2018 - Dr Deepa Arachchillage
International Women and Girls in Science Day 2018
1 February 2018 - The Trust is marking International Women and Girls in Science day 2018 with a series of articles highlighting the range of women who work at the Trust and in a range of roles within research.
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