Prof Dan Clark nominated the team for establishing the Centre for Healthcare Technologies -  a joint venture between NUH and UoN. Congratulations to all involved - it's great to get recognition at a national level from such an influential organisation.

More pictures to follow when the official photographs are released but in the mean time, here's Dan with HRH the Princess Royal!!

DanCSOawards with HRH

A summary of the entry was:

The Centre for Healthcare Technology is a partnership between University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.  The Centre works with all stakeholders to address major healthcare challenges using technology to provide long-term strategic value to UK industry and creates a pathway from curiosity driven science through to clinical application with the aim of rapidly translating scientific discoveries into healthcare.

The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have an excellent and well established track record of collaboration in medical device research and development. The Centre aims to make a greater impact by bringing together multidisciplinary teams involving researchers, healthcare professionals, industry and patients. The Centre formalises the collaboration between university and NHS, provides a focus for research, development and adoption of innovative technology into healthcare and, since its launch in 2016, has over 70 associated research groups and supported/developed over 100 industry-based medical technology projects.

Society is facing major healthcare challenges with an ageing population and a rapid increase in chronic diseases. Innovative technologies will play a crucial role in addressing these challenges.  This was recognised in the Government’s Accelerating Access Review : to ensure that NHS patients benefit from earlier access to innovative diagnostics and medical devices, … making the UK the best place for 21st century medical innovation and product development. 

New technology has the potential to revolutionize healthcare and address major health and wellbeing issues.  But new technology can only realise this potential if it is adopted and widely used.  Successfully developing new technology and getting it adopted is more than just good science and engineering – it requires an understanding of the translation pathway and having the partnerships in place to navigate this difficult path and the Centre for Healthcare Technology was established to do just that.