Case Studies

NHS National Innovation Centre

Smart Solutions

Smart Solutions for HCAI is a national programme run by TRUSTECH, the North West of England NHS Innovation Service, on behalf of the Department of Health and NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) and supported by the NHS National Innovation Centre.

Smart Solutions is an NHS programme to find new ways to help combat healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).

Its aims are to identify new technologies generated by businesses in healthcare or other commercial sectors that are not currently in use, or have not been widely adopted, within the NHS. Once identified, the products and technologies will be applied in a real-life environment to evaluate their potential to help further reduce levels of infection, especially MRSA and C. difficile.

Nine products were selected for evaluation:

• UV Lighting Equipment Range - UV Light Technology Ltd

• Medixair - GE Healthcare

• The AD (air disinfection unit) -Inov8 Science Ltd

• AirManager, driven by Close Coupled Field Technology (CCFT) - Quest International (UK) Ltd

• Recombinase Polymerase Amplification - TwistDx

• MedMat - Ergomedica

• Liquid glass layering technology - Nanopool

• Formula 429 and Formula 429 plus - Chemspec Europe

• V-link luer-activated device with VitalShield protective coating - Baxter Healthcare.

Working closely with Smart Solutions, Remo was retained to assist with the writing and presentation of the clinical reports for presentation to the Department of Health. It involved working with a large number of stakeholders across each project and in some instances, to tight deadlines.

Dr. Bryan Griffiths, the project director adds, “Remo was very professional in their delivery of the Smart Solutions reports. They were very patient/understanding in dealing with the large number of stakeholders and quite complex approval process.”

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