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

 

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.

The funding has been awarded to a team from the Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research and colleagues from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the Universities of Leeds and Bradford, plus project partners RoboScientific Ltd and Medipex Ltd. The award of just over £1 million, from the Medical Research Council, will enable the development and testing of the revolutionary piece of equipment - the ‘NG-Sure’™ - which will make naso-gastric (NG) tube placement, and so NG-tube feeding, safer for patients. Angela Grange, Head of Nursing, Research and Innovation at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, said the device will offer a more efficient and accurate way to see if the tubes are correctly inserted and in the correct place.

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