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The Clinical Need The myths…Bottle fed babies sleep better and longer than breastfed babies. Modern formula milk is as good as breast milk. Breastfed babies are clingy and demand attention. And there are many more. New and expectant mothers are faced with a lot of information about breastfeeding, some of which may deter them from […]
The Technology CANTABmobile from Cambridge Cognition Ltd is CE marked medical device software which runs on iPad devices as an ‘app’. It is only available to healthcare professionals in the UK and is designed to assist with delivery of the national dementia strategy, QOF points for GPs and CQUIN points for screening patients aged 75 […]
Introduction According to the 2010 census, China has a population of 1.3 billion people, of which 160 million (or 12%) are aged 60 years or over. This figure is expected to increase to 200 million by 2015 and 300 million by 2030. Combined with a low population growth rate (0.481% – CIA World Factbook), this […]
Introduction A premature infant is a baby born before 37 weeks of gestation, or 3 weeks before the ‘due date’. Preterm births are high risk due to underdevelopment of organs which require special care in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) where a child’s breathing, heart rate and level of oxygen in the blood can be […]
Introduction There is great value in encouraging discussion, openness and communication between patients and healthcare workers. Taking such actions improves and strengthens relationships and when it comes to mental health wellbeing evidence shows that good relationships provide improved outcomes. The Problem Even though the above is common knowledge within NHS mental health care, there is […]
Patient early warning score monitoring system The Problem Incidence, cost and risk factors for in-hospital adverse events is well documented. Failure to comply with clinical protocols and in particular failure to communicate the most appropriate and timely clinical response has shown to be a significant causative factor for in-hospital adverse events. With the availability of cheap, reliable and robust information communication […]
Handheld blood coagulation device Introduction Seven million people in the western world use Warfarin to treat or prevent internal blood clots from forming and damaging the body. Patients must have regular blood tests at their doctor’s surgery or hospital clinic to ensure they receive the correct dose. Warfarin is affected by food and exercise and […]
Improving outcomes for patients with stroke and brain trauma Introduction Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty in swallowing and is a relatively common complaint amongst inpatients who are admitted to NHS hospitals or chronic care facilities. Dysphagia is usually a side effect of another heart condition, such as: Conditions affecting the nervous system, such […]
Dealing with cancer patients requires not only medical expertise but also good communication skills. This three-hour course provides NHS staff with basic training on how to deal with patients suffering emotional distress. It was developed by Macmillan nurse Michael Connolly with assistance from TRUSTECH.
Proximat, a tool to measure hip range in children with cerebral palsy, was developed by two NHS physiotherapists and offers significant advantages over the traditional goniometer. TRUSTECH helped to register the design and trademark then negotiated a licence agreement with a company through which the NHS receives royalties.
When Manchester orthopaedic specialist Martyn Snow invented a device to reduce the failure rate of knee operations, TRUSTECH helped him to develop the product and commercialise it. The work of TRUSTECH and its partners in bringing GraftBolt® to market won them a national award for collaboration.
This rehabilitation tool allows patients to build strength in their legs and ankles through controlled exercise, and is also ideal for athletes. TRUSTECH helped to guide it through the development stages and negotiate a licence agreement. The device was launched by Olympic triathlete Vanessa Raw at a physiotherapy conference.
Needlesmart has developed an electronic device which safely disposes of used sharps. It aims to reduce needlestick injuries and cut costs by replacing sharps bins. TRUSTECH carried out market research to help the company assess users’ opinions and identify the correct market. As part of the NHS, TRUSTECH was ideally placed to access expert opinions from clinicians.