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Peezy Midstream for urine collection (MIB183)

Advice on Peezy Midstream for midstream urine (MSU) collection

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2019

SEM Scanner for pressure ulcer prevention (MIB182)

Advice on SEM Scanner for pressure ulcer prevention to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2019

Doxylamine/pyridoxine (Xonvea) for treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (ES20)

Summary of the evidence on doxylamine/pyridoxine (Xonvea) for treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in women aged 18 years and older to inform local NHS

Evidence summary Published June 2019

Danis stent for acute oesophageal variceal bleeds (MIB185)

Advice on the use of Danis stent for acute oesophageal variceal bleeds to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2019

HemaClear for bloodless surgical field during limb surgery (MIB187)

Advice on the use of HemaClear for bloodless surgical field during limb surgery to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2019

The OPTIMIZER smart system for managing heart failure (MIB186)

Advice on the use of the OPTIMIZER smart system for managing heart failure to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2019

superDimension Navigation System to help diagnostic sampling of peripheral lung lesions (MIB194)

Advice on the use of superDimension Navigation System to help diagnostic sampling of peripheral lung lesions to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2019

MR-proADM test for use with clinical deterioration scores in cases of suspected infection (MIB195)

Advice on the use of MR-proADM test for use with clinical deterioration scores in cases of suspected infection to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2019

AlignRT for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (MIB147)

Advice on the use of AlignRT (patient position monitoring system using cameras) for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2018

QAngio XA 3D/QFR imaging software for assessing coronary obstructions (MIB146)

Advice on the use of QAngio XA 3D/QFR imaging software for assessing coronary obstructions using fractional flow reserve (FFR) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2018

VEST external stent for coronary artery bypass grafts (MIB115)

Advice on the use of VEST external stent for coronary artery bypass grafts to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2017

FebriDx for C-reactive protein and Myxovirus resistance protein A testing in primary care (MIB114)

Advice on the use of FebriDx for C-reactive protein and Myxovirus resistance protein A testing in primary care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2017

Early breast cancer (preventing recurrence and improving survival): adjuvant bisphosphonates (ES15)

Summary of the evidence on adjuvant bisphosphonates for preventing recurrence or improving survival in people with early breast cancer

Evidence summary Published July 2017

Nasal Alar SpO2 sensor for monitoring oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry (MIB113)

Advice on the use of the Nasal Alar SpO2 sensor for monitoring oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry to aid local-decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2017

Urethrotech UCD for difficult or failed catheterisation (MIB116)

Advice on the use of Urethrotech urethral catheterisation device (UCD) for difficult or failed catheterisations in men to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2017

Anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (KTT16)

KTT16 Anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

Lipid-modifying drugs (KTT3)

KTT3 Lipid-modifying drugs Key points The NICE guideline on cardiovascular disease:

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Antipsychotics in people living with dementia (KTT7)

KTT7 Antipsychotics in people living with dementia Key points The risks and limited

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Wound care products (KTT14)

KTT14 Wound care products Key points A large number of wound dressings are available

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Acute kidney injury (AKI): use of medicines in people with or at increased risk of AKI (KTT17)

KTT17 Acute kidney injury (AKI): use of medicines in people with or at increased risk of AKI Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

Hypnotics (KTT6)

KTT6 Hypnotics Key points The risks associated with hypnotics (including melatonin)

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Medicines optimisation in chronic pain (KTT21)

KTT21 Medicines optimisation in chronic pain Key points Controlling chronic pain can

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges (KTT19)

KTT19 Psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (KTT13)

KTT13 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Options for local implementation Review

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2018

Safer insulin prescribing (KTT20)

KTT20 Safer insulin prescribing Key points Several new insulin products have been launched

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Complicated urinary tract infections: ceftolozane/tazobactam (ESNM74)

Summary of the evidence on ceftolozane/tazobactam for treating complicated urinary tract infections to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published June 2016

Complicated intra-abdominal infections: ceftolozane/tazobactam (ESNM75)

Summary of the evidence on ceftolozane/tazobactam for treating complicated intra-abdominal infections to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published June 2016

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 Published November 2019

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

End-tidal Control software for use with Aisys closed circuit anaesthesia systems for automated gas control during general anaesthesia (MIB10)

Advice on the use of End-tidal Control software with Aisys closed circuit anaesthesia systems for automated gas control during general anaesthesia..

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2014

Optowire for measuring fractional flow reserve (MIB199)

Advice on the use of Optowire (sterile, fibreoptic-based, disposable guide wire) for measuring fractional flow reserve (FFR) to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published December 2019

Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection (MIB197)

Advice on the use of Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection (SSI) to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Supply chain management and collaboration: cardiology device procurement

This initiative helps organisations within a large geographical area (in this case the South West) to smooth price differentials while maintaining...

QP Case Study Published November 2015

BRAFV600E mutation testing for thyroid cancer: avoiding unnecessary surgery

Patients may have surgery to remove all or part of their thyroid gland if cytological examination results suggest they have thyroid cancer....

QP Case Study Published December 2015

Electronic blood transfusion: Improving safety and efficiency of transfusion systems

Transfusion errors are an important, avoidable, serious hazard. Wrong transfusion is one of the two leading causes of death from transfusion reported

QP Case Study Published February 2016