NMPCE Face Shields

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 »

Lowering the Steaks

Mechanical Engineering services were approached by business development, in conjunction with dementia nurses, to create an alternative to the standard hospital over bed table.  The current design of all over… Read more »

Evolution of laser safety

As part of its role in providing support for laser safety regionally, NMPCE has produced a short video for health care professionals with any involvement in high power lasers. It does not replace existing training but shows how laser safety could be enhanced and may be useful as CPD.

8000 face shields supplied to front-line staff

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.

Nuclear Medicine Trainees’ Journey

We both began our nuclear medicine careers as trainee clinical technologists in medical physics at University Hospital of Hartlepool in 2017. Having previously graduated with science degrees; Cherelle in Sport… Read more »

Results from the UK Airway Intervention Registry (AIR) published: balloon dilatation for paediatric airway stenosis

Scientists from NMPCE have led a national project to study the safety and efficacy of using endoscopic balloon dilatation to treat narrowing of airways in children. The study is reported in a recent paper, written in collaboration with clinical colleagues from Newcastle, Alder Hey, Guy’s & St Thomas’, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. It found that procedural success was achieved in 88% of patients and 6% of procedures were associated with in-hospital complications, with no long-term adverse safety concerns. The study provides important evidence that will support updates to national guidance.