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Medipex Patient Safety Project Secures Development Funding

21 December 2018

Medipex assisted with the launch of a joint project between Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the University of Leeds* to develop a novel device designed to improve the safety of a common procedure for the delivery of regional anaesthesia, known as ‘RADS’. Medipex Patient Safety Project Secures Development Funding

Innovation in the NHS was Celebrated at the Thirteenth Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase

5 October 2018

Innovative NHS staff and their collaborators from the region’s universities, charities and SMEs have been celebrated at the annual Medipex Innovation Awards and Showcase. Innovators from around the region gathered at Oulton Hall near Leeds on 4th October 2018 for a networking event and awards ceremony. Innovation in the NHS was Celebrated at the Thirteenth Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase

Scheme to improve health of truck drivers shortlisted for innovation award

14 September 2018

A programme developed by researchers at Leicester’s Hospitals, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester to help truckers lead healthier lives has been shortlisted for an NHS innovation award. Lorry drivers who take part in the SHIFT programme, which stands for Structured Health Intervention For Truckers, attend a six-hour, interactive education session about healthy eating and physical activity, and are provided with physical activity monitors to track their movement and engage in ‘step count challenges’ with other drivers. They are also given exercise equipment and a workout routine that can be used in their cabs at service stations and other resting places. Scheme to improve health of truck drivers shortlisted for innovation award

Medipex Innovation Awards 2018 - Finalists Announcement

29 August 2018

Medipex was delighted to receive a large number of high quality entries into this year’s Innovation Awards and Showcase. The judging panels selected the following entries as finalists in each of the five categories. The Awards Ceremony will take place at Oulton Hall on Thursday 4th October 2018. Medipex Innovation Awards 2018 - Finalists Announcement

Nutritional study aims to improve quality of life for MND patients

13 July 2018

A pioneering study examining the nutritional management of people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will help to improve care and treatment for patients. The £2.3 million programme, which aims to develop an intervention to improve dietary support for people with the chronic condition, is being led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Nutritional study aims to improve quality of life for MND patients

Grant of £1m awarded to Bradford and Leeds researchers for new device to improve patient safety

26 June 2018

A TEAM of hospital researchers and industry partners from Bradford and Leeds have won a prestigious grant to develop a new device set to have a major impact on patient safety. Grant of £1m awarded to Bradford and Leeds researchers for new device to improve patient safety

Airedale hospital launches the Trauma and Resuscitation Team Skills (TaRTS) course at Bradford Teaching Trauma unit

1 March 2018

On the 24th of January 2018, the Bradford Teaching Hospital Trauma Team participated in ground-breaking training delivered by the TaRTS team. Developed by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, TaRTS is a new concept for the provision of training in the management of trauma patients for nurses, doctors and allied health professionals working in trauma units. Airedale hospital launches the Trauma and Resuscitation Team Skills (TaRTS) course at Bradford Teaching Trauma unit