nottingham innovations

NUH Featured Innovation

This section features Nottingham health innovations that have been showcased on this site, gradually building an archive of our research team's most prestigious work over the years.
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Novel Grommet Insertion Device for the Treatment of Glue Ear

Over 2 million grommet procedures are carried out globally each year, with more than 30,000 in England/Wales alone. However, a new surgical device, the V-Tube, is being developed to make insertion of grommets for the treatment of Otitis Media with … Continue reading

Marker Capsules: A new, non-invasive tool for assessing gut motility and sensitivity

A novel diagnostic process involving MRI imaging and High Resolution Manometry (HRM) to provide insight in to the complete function of the gut, has been developed and validated by a team from National Institute of Health Research Nottingham Digestive Diseases … Continue reading

Hear-It: Interactive DVD Tutorials for Hearing Aid Users

Growing evidence of non-compliance as experienced by users and audiologists led to the HEAR-IT study, which evaluated the benefits of interactive tutorials for first-time hearing aid users. Continue reading

I-Bit: Innovative treatments for lazy eye

An innovative approach to the treatment of amblyopia has been developed following a unique collaboration of a multi-disciplinary Nottingham team involving orthoptists, ophthalmologists and IT technologists. They have developed a novel virtual-reality based system where children play interactive computer games or watch DVDs synchronised with 3D glasses so that each eye only sees the image intended for that eye. Continue reading

H@N: Liberation through technology means more time for direct clinical activity

NUH implemented a novel technological solution to address communication issues outside usual working hours in a highly successful project led by Dominick Shaw and Andrew Fearn. The wireless system has won an innovation award from Cisco. The data from the programme is being used by John Blakey to quantify and compare clinical activity, providing rapid and relevant information to improve services and training. Continue reading

Hand Splints: Versatile innovation that proves persistence can pay off

Neville Wright developed an innovative hand splint as a result of his experience treating patients with hand contractures within nursing homes. The hand splint deals with infection control issues of thermoplastic resting splints within nursing homes, whilst maintaining or serially extending hand contractures and preventing associated problems of hand contractures. Not only this, the splints are comfortable for patients and easy to fit by a single therapist as well as being cheap to produce and distribute. Continue reading

Surgery Models: New 3D Printing Techniques using MRI & CT Deliver Safer Surgery Training

A collaboration between Nottingham and Loughborough brings a major breakthrough in surgical training, via the production of models that replicate complex bodily structures with high precision. Using data from CT or MRI scans, new 3D modelling techniques are enabling the creation of accurate ceramic models of the sinus for the first time. And there’s huge potential for it in other clinical areas like neurosurgery, cardio and orthopaedics. Continue reading

Patient’s Medicines Bag: Saving Money and Improving Patient Safety by Reducing Drug Errors

The award-winning Patient’s Medicines Bag saves time, money and improves patient safety with an extraordinarily simple and effective innovation. Reducing drug errors, drugs stay with the patient in hospital and ambulance staff spend less time looking for medicines. It has become universal and immediately recognisable across all the hospitals that have adopted it. Continue reading

Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA): A New Standard for Semen Quality Testing

Semen analysis remains one of the few areas of laboratory medicine with little or no automation, relying on training and technique to provide accurate test results. Led by Dr Mathew Tomlinson, a team at NUH has created a new computerised video tracking process that is helping Nottingham’s NHS fertility service improve standards and increase patient throughput. Continue reading

Nottingham Prognostic Index Plus (NPI+): A Ground Breaking Tool for Breast Cancer

The Nottingham Prognostic Index Plus (NPI+) is an award winning decision making tool for clinicians to offer personalised medicine to all female patients with breast cancer. NPI+ builds considerably upon the original NPI that was developed in Nottingham in the early 1980s. NPI+ includes ground breaking functionality by predicting both clinical outcomes (survival) and by aiding customised therapeutics. NPI+ can be used for all female breast cancer patients, not just those who are oestrogen receptor positive. Continue reading

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