...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Tuesday 28 November 2023
NIHR awards £42m to new centres to develop innovative technology solutions to improve healthcare
NIHR Devices for Dignity MIC, hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, awarded £3m for pioneering HealthTech Research Centre to support people with long term health conditions
The NIHR has awarded almost £42 million (£41,790,690) to establish 14new centres across England that will drive life-changing research into health technologies.
From 1 April 2024, the 14 new NIHR HealthTech Research Centres (HRCs) will work with businesses to support the development of medical devices, diagnostics and digital technologies.
These technologies will enable people to:
better monitor their health
diagnose ill health sooner
improve management of conditions including cancer, dementia, cardiovascular and respiratory disease
The HRCs will also work with companies to develop and test products to support rehabilitation and help those with social care needs to maintain their independence. They will work closely with carers, patients and users at all stages.
Each HRC will be hosted by an NHS organisation in England, bringing industry, academia and the health and care system together. The HRCs will:
drive innovation and efficiency
bring new technologies to those who need them most
support the health and care workforce to reduce workload
help alleviate pressures on the health and care system
The HRCs will keep the UK at the forefront of research and the place companies want to come to in order to invest in the development of health technologies.
Please read more here and find a full list of the new HealthTech Research Centres here.