MEDICAL professionals in Huddersfield are helping researchers develop new products for the health sector.
Doctors and nurses at hospitals, clinics and surgeries are being asked to send details of the problems they face at work to programmes at Bradford University’s School of Management.
The programmes aim to help businesses develop new products for the NHS.
But the researchers need to find out about real life challenges for clinicians, academics and businesses to work on.
Examples of problems already being tackled include ‘green’ disposal of fluids in operating theatres, using the internet so patients don’t have to attend appointments and detecting breech babies without scanning.
The work is being backed by White Rose Health Innovation, a consortium of Bradford, York, Leeds and Sheffield universities.
Spokeswoman Elaine McNichol said: “Businesses complain that they don’t know how to sell to the NHS.
“This programme is designed to bring everyone together so both sides can learn from each other.’’