This is a space for doctors and research scientists to share information about research grants, funding and medical research. Information about BMA foundation grants for medical research will also be regularly posted on here.

To find out more about the BMA foundation for medical research you can visit our webpages here, or email Darshna with questions at [email protected].

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    • 7 Nov 2017

    Enhancing patient care through doctors well being

    In 2014 we received the Joan Dawkins Award for research into doctors’ Health and Wellbeing. We are a team of four and our successful bid was prompted by our combined experience and interest in mentoring and its unanticipated effects – those implicit gains in practice we had seen from working in our various professional fields as academics, practitioners and researchers. By exploring the relationship between...
    • 27 Oct 2017

    BMA Foundation for Medical Research – 2018 grant details announced

    The BMA Foundation for Medical Research provides approximately £600,000 of research funding annually, this year across 11 different grants. Details of the 2018 grants have now been confirmed and all grant categories can be viewed in the poster below or on the BMA Foundation website here . Applications are invited from medical practitioners and/or research scientists for research in progress or prospective research...
    • 23 Oct 2017

    Bump to baby: Improving labour ward care

    Fresh into Obstetrics & Gynaecology registrar training, it was apparent to me that more evidence based research was needed in a traditional Obstetric specialty. I was passionate about improving labour ward care and was interested in exploring the use of transperineal ultrasound, which is a non-intrusive method of ultrasound, on the delivery suite. Thus far, transperineal ultrasound had been used mainly for prostate...
    • 17 Aug 2017

    From Oxford to New York - Dr Lynda Coughlan's journey

    Influenza A virus is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms and even death in some. Influenza can be particularly serious for the elderly and those with chronic heart and lung diseases, who are at higher risk of becoming more severely ill. Vaccines against influenza currently exist, but in order to make these scientists have to predict in advance which strain they think...
    • 26 Jul 2017

    Research matters - A success story

    Professor Sarosh Irani is an Associate Professor, Consultant Neurologist and Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow at Oxford University In 2013 Professor Irani won the BMA Vera Down grant for research into neurological disease. Here he explains the vital impact of his project: Encephalitis is a serious condition affecting 6000 people in the UK every year. Anyone can be affected including the very old and the very young....
    • 13 Jul 2017

    Experiences of a BMA grant winner - Dr Rossa Brugha

    I’m a specialty trainee in Paediatrics, and jumped off the MMC production line in 2011 to do an MD in asthma with Professor Jonathan Grigg at QMUL. We were collecting sputum samples from children to look at eosinophil counts as a biomarker for future exacerbations, but it didn’t really work. This left us with a bunch of motivated kids, who were interested in research, we had some good ideas, but needed funding...
    • 28 Apr 2017

    BMJ Research to Publication programme

    The Research to Publication programme is part of The BMJ's commitment to building medical research capabilities around the world. Created in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), the programme launched in early 2016. This programme offers a comprehensive set of stand-alone, self-study modules that lets learners choose what to study, and do so at their own pace. Focused entirely...
    • 27 Apr 2017

    BMA MEDFASH prize - For improving the quality of HIV and sexual healthcare

    The BMA foundation for medical research will be awarding a prize of £1,000 to an individual or organisation that has improved the quality of HIV and/ or sexual healthcare in the UK. MEDFASH was an independent charity dedicated to improving the quality of HIV and sexual healthcare from 1987 to 2016. The vision of MEDFASH was for everyone who needed it to be able to receive high quality, evidence-based sexual health...
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