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Sternal Talon for sternal closure in cardiothoracic surgery (MIB88)

Advice on the use of Sternal Talon for closing the sternum in cardiothoracic surgery to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2016

CytoSorb therapy for sepsis (MIB87)

Advice on the use of CytoSorb therapy for treating sepsis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2016

OCS Heart system for heart transplant (MIB86)

Advice on the use of OCS Heart system for monitoring and preserving donor hearts to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2016

Needle-free arterial non-injectable connector (MIB85)

Advice on the use of needle-free arterial non-injectable connector through which blood samples can be collected to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2016

Woundchek Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds (MIB83)

Advice on the use of Woundchek Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2016

Alere Afinion CRP for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB81)

Advice on the use of the Alere Afinion CRP for C-reactive protein testing in primary care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

FLEXISEQ for osteoarthritis (MIB80)

Advice on the use of FLEXISEQ for treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

The Airsonett temperature-controlled laminar airflow device for persistent allergic asthma (MIB8)

Advice on the use of the Airsonett temperature-controlled laminar airflow device for persistent allergic asthma to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2014

VitalPAC for assessing vital signs of patients in hospital (MIB79)

Advice on the use of VitalPAC for assessing vital signs of patients in hospital to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

QuikRead go for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB78)

Advice on the use of QuickRead go for C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in primary care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

OSNA for colon cancer staging (MIB77)

Advice on the use of OSNA in vitro diagnostic molecular assay system for staging colon cancer to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2016

Axxent electronic brachytherapy system for early stage breast cancer (MIB76)

Advice on the use of the Axxent electronic brachytherapy system for treating early stage breast cancer to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2016

Stretta System for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (MIB74)

Advice on the use of Stretta System for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2016

QTUG for assessing falls risk and frailty (MIB73)

Advice on the use of the Quantitative Timed Up and Go (QTUG) to assess mobility, falls risk and frailty during the standard Timed Up and Go (TUG) test to aid…

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2016

Alair bronchial thermoplasty system for adults with severe difficult to control asthma (MIB71)

Advice on the use of the Alair bronchial thermoplasty system for treating adults with severe, difficult to control asthma to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2016

Mobi-C for cervical disc replacement (MIB70)

Advice on the use of Mobi-C for cervical disc replacement to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2016

The hTEE system for transoesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of haemodynamic instability (MIB7)

Advice on the use of the hTEE system for transoesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of haemodynamic instability to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2014

Cellvizio confocal endomicroscopy system for characterising pancreatic cysts (MIB69)

Advice on the use of Cellvizio confocal endomicroscopy system (CLS) for characterising pancreatic cysts to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2016

LATITUDE NXT Patient Management System for monitoring cardiac devices at home (MIB67)

Advice on the use of the LATITUDE NXT Patient Management System for monitoring cardiac devices to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

Secca System for faecal incontinence (MIB66)

Advice on the use of the Secca system for treating faecal incontinence to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

Prolaris gene expression assay for assessing long-term risk of prostate cancer progression (MIB65)

Advice on the use of the Prolaris gene expression assay for assessing the risk of prostate cancer progression to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

Bair Hugger for measuring core temperature during perioperative care (MIB99)

Advice on the use of the Bair Hugger system for measuring core temperature during perioperative care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2017

SimpliCT laser-guided needle placement in interventional radiology (MIB98)

Advice on the use of SimpliCT laser-guided needle placement in interventional radiology (using CT or cone-beam CT imaging) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2017

TopClosure Tension Relief System for wound closure (MIB97)

Advice on the use of the TopClosure Tension Relief System for wound closure to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2017

Smart One for measuring lung function (MIB96)

Advice on the use of Smart One for measuring lung function to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2017

U-Drain for people needing night drainage of urine or dialysis fluid (MIB95)

Advice on the use of the U-Drain drainage system for people needing night drainage of urine or dialysis fluid to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2017

eazyplex SuperBug kits for detecting carbapenemase-producing organisms (MIB94)

Advice on the use of eazyplex SuperBug kits for detecting carbapenemase-producing organisms (bacteria) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2017

Ekso exoskeleton for rehabilitation in people with neurological weakness or paralysis (MIB93)

Advice on the use of the Ekso exoskeleton for rehabilitation in people with neurological weakness or paralysis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

CentriMag for heart failure (MIB92)

Advice on the use of CentriMag for heart failure to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I for corneal blindness (MIB91)

Advice on the use of Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I for treating corneal blindness to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

Smartinhaler for asthma (MIB90)

Advice on the use of Smartinhaler for monitoring the activation of asthma inhalers to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

Antimicrobial prescribing: meropenem with vaborbactam (ES21)

Summary of the evidence on antimicrobial prescribing of meropenem with vaborbactam (Vaborem) to inform local NHS planning and decision making

Evidence summary: antimicrobial prescribing Published November 2019

Antimicrobial prescribing: ceftolozane with tazobactam for treating hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (ES22)

Summary of the evidence on the antimicrobial prescribing of ceftolozane with tazobactam for hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilator-associated

Evidence summary: antimicrobial prescribing Published December 2019

Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety (MIB193)

Advice on the use of Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2019

Plasma EGFR mutation tests for adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (MIB137)

Advice on the use of plasma EGFR mutation tests for adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2018

Health app: GDm-Health for people with gestational diabetes (MIB131)

Advice on the GDm-Health app to remotely monitor blood glucose in people with gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2017

Fungitell for antifungal treatment stratification (MIB118)

Advice on the use of the Fungitell assay for detecting fungal infections (pathogens, fungus, fungi) in guiding antifungal treatment to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2017

Biopatch for venous or arterial catheter sites (MIB117)

Advice on the use of Biopatch hydrophilic foam dressing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) for venous or arterial catheter sites to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2017

The OraQuick HCV point‑of‑care test for rapid detection of hepatitis C virus antibodies (MIB24)

Advice on the use of the OraQuick HCV point-of-care test for rapid detection of hepatitis C virus antibodies to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2015

S-Cath System for suprapubic catheterisation (MIB68)

Advice on the use of the S-Cath System for suprapubic catheterisation to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2016

Long-acting reversible contraception: subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA‑SC) (ESNM31)

Summary of the evidence on subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) for long-acting reversible contraception..

Evidence summary Published January 2014

Medicines management assistants: to reduce medicine wastage

The destruction of wasted medicines is a huge problem within hospitals and is very costly to the NHS. Traditionally, unused medicines are sent by...

QP Case Study Published August 2016

Medicines optimisation peer review: improving prescribing and lowering costs

It can be difficult for prescribers to keep abreast of the large volume of relevant guidance and research. They must identify important new...

QP Case Study Published September 2016

Community triage for lower limb vascular concerns: reducing the burden on hospitals

The Salford lower limb vascular assessment and triage service provides assessments, diagnosis and clinical management plans for patients with...

QP Case Study Published October 2016

Improving and maintaining medicines reconciliation on admission

North Bristol NHS Trust is a trust in South West England. It has approximately 1,000 beds, and treats about 70,000 patients annually via elective and

QP Case Study Published November 2016

Think twice, ask once: reducing preventable waste in theatre

A baseline assessment of current practice of use of hospital supplies in 2 surgical theatres was carried out. An initiative to preduce preventable...

QP Case Study Published January 2017

Liverpool Healthy Homes: Delivering sustainable house and housing improvements

The Liverpool Healthy Homes Programme (LHHP) aims to deliver sustainable health and housing improvements and reduce the burden on NHS care by...

QP Case Study Published April 2017

Centralised Nurse-led Vascular Access Team within Radiology

A centralised, nurse-led vascular access team has been funded and set up. Three nurses within the Radiology Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary

QP Case Study Published November 2016

Chemotherapy production: Reducing patient waiting times and increasing efficiency

Musgrove Park Hospital has a 14-bed oncology ward, a 12-bed haematology ward and a chemotherapy day unit with 19 chairs. The hospital provides these

QP Case Study Published July 2016

Cost and risk management in critical care: reducing the use of colloids

n the past, colloid fluid therapy was used as the primary resuscitation fluid in critically ill people. Increasing evidence (in this case from the...

QP Case Study Published October 2015