The Regional Rehabilitation Engineering Mobility Service (RREMS) have provided the Regional Spinal Injuries Unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with a new fleet of demo-powered wheelchairs, consisting… Read more »
Two NMPCE scientists, Dr Jae Tong and Dr Barry Ward, have been awarded a bursary by the National Breast Imaging Academy to develop a short series of educational videos for… Read more »
In an Innovate UK funded project, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH) are working in collaboration with local SME, Kromek, to undertake care pathway analysis and qualitative research to explore the perceptions of MBI among UK stakeholders.
the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Team (NMPCE), working as part of the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC), have been concentrating their efforts on the evaluation of COVID-19 diagnostics within multiple settings.
The recently published analysis (doi:10.1111/coa.13707) of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is the largest study of paediatric tonsillectomy in England: including 318,453 procedures conducted over 11 years, with a median per-patient follow-up of 6 years. It reports that 98.7% of children experienced no in‐hospital complications but that rates of readmission for bleeding within 28 days are increasing; with significant differences in safety outcomes (bleeding, pain and return to theatre) identified between coblation and dissection tonsillectomy across the study period.
As Part of the trust’s RESET / RESTART strategy, it was important that services could resume as soon as possible following the lock down. NMPCE were approached by Ophthalmology Outpatients… Read more »
The face shields developed and manufactured by NMPCE in response to COVID-19 have received an overwhelmingly positive response from staff within NUTH, including a thank you card from the Renal… Read more »
Staff within NMPCE have set up an assembly line to make face shields, a part of the enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) needed by NHS front-line staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of colleagues from other Directorates in Newcastle Hospitals, Newcastle University, Northumbria University and industry, more than 8000 face shields have been delivered to clinical staff to date.