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Healthtech solutions

We help NHS organisations in our region to identify, review and implement clinically proven, cost-effective innovative products or technologies (medical devices, digital platforms and technologies) that are ready for NHS adoption and spread.

As well as support for Heartflow and all the products on the national programmes (see list below) Health Tech Advisors have selected their Top Tech which meet their robust criteria and the needs of our local health systems.

Please contact us for more information about any of these products.

Our Health Tech Advisors’ Top Tech

Health Navigator

This AI technology and Proactive Health Coaching solution identifies and refers patients who are ‘high intensity users’ of urgent and emergency care services to a nurse-led telephone-coaching service which helps patients to manage their own conditions and find appropriate services, preventing unnecessary usage of urgent and emergency care. Health Navigator has been selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) in 2020.

SafeTeam Guardian

Lone Worker system with real time NHS specific operational awareness, capacity; and demand analytics.

The Geko Device

The geko™ device, powered by OnPulse™ neuromuscular electrostimulation technology, is clinically proven to increase blood flow to help prevent and treat a range of acute medical conditions. The size of a wrist watch and worn at the knee, the battery powered, daily disposable geko™ device gently stimulates the common peroneal nerve activating the calf and foot muscle pumps, resulting in increased blood flow in the deep veins of the calf.

QbTest

A CE -marked tool that provides objective measurement of ADHD symptoms in order to support diagnosis and treatment optimization. QBTest has been selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) in 2020.

Locum’s Nest

This app connects doctors to locum work in healthcare organisations, whilst cutting out the inefficient, ineffective and expensive agency middleman. Locum’s Nest has been selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) in 2020.

Horiba Microsemi CRP

A compact, user-friendly instrument which gives a lab-accurate 3-part differential full blood count with a combined CRP measurement from a whole blood EDTA sample.

SEM Scanner

The SEM Scanner is a hand-held device that provides objective information on patients at increased risk of Pressure Ulcer to support earlier, anatomically specific interventions and reversal of damage.

iSTAT Alinity

The iSTAT Alinity is a hand -held, point of care testing device which can accelerate the decision decision-making process.

ITP Products

The NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programmeaims to support the spread and adoption of innovative products or technologies (medical devices, digital platforms and technologies). The programme forms part of a wider set of activities to support innovation in the NHS, led by NHS England in partnership with the AHSN Network.

Heartflow

Advanced image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the coronary arteries to rapidly diagnose patients with suspected coronary artery disease to avoid the need for invasive investigations such as coronary angiography.

PlusSutures

A new type of surgical suture that reduces the rate of surgical site infections such as MRSA, with the use of antimicrobial suture packs.

Endocuff

A ‘bowel scope’ that improves colorectal examination for bowel cancer tests. This single-use medical device is designed to give an optimal view of the entire colon. 

Securacath

A device to secure catheters without use of sutures or adhesives, reducing the risk of infection and accidental dislodgement of a peripherally inserted central catheter.

Episcissors-60

Fixed angle scissors that remove human error in estimating episiotomy angles during childbirth, reducing the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) and their devastating impact on a new mother’s quality of life.

Urolift

A non-invasive treatment that can be completed in less than 30 minutes for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)—treatment of enlarged prostate—that can affect men aged 50+.

NIC

Enhances safety and care for patients requiring an arterial line in ICUs and operating theatres. It stops accidentally delivery of medication into the arterial line used to monitor patients; reduces arterial line related infections; and prevents blood loss during sampling.

Pneux Pneumonia Prevention System

Prevents ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), by stopping leakage of pathogenic oral secretions and stomach contents into the lungs. For use with any patient requiring mechanical ventilation.

Gammacore

An innovative treatment that uses non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for migraine and cluster headache pain.

SpaceOAR

SpaceOAR Hydrogel reduces rectal injury in men receiving prostate cancer radiation therapy (RT) by acting as a spacer — pushing the rectum away from the prostate.

PlGF Tests (Roche & Quidel)

The Placental Growth Factor tests can aid in the early detection and diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, which if unmonitored, can cause serious complications for mother and baby.

High Sensitivity Troponin Tests

These high sensitivity troponin tests allow for the speedier diagnosis of myocardial infarction in patients presenting to the emergency department.

S12 Solutions

An app and website, which connects website connecting Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) with section 12 (s.12) approved doctors, enabling quicker and easier Mental Health Act (MHA) assessment set-up, and claim form creation and submission.