Cost-saving and outcomes-based innovations which are nationally available and directly funded by NHS England.
This innovation aims to reduce the side effects for men undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer. SpaceOAR is a gel which is injected into the space between the prostate and rectum to increase the space between these two organs by around 1cm. Creating this space makes it less likely that the rectum is exposed to radiation during cancer treatment.
A new type of bowel scope that improves colorectal examination for patients undergoing bowel cancer screening. For every 1000 patients treated it is estimated that 6 cases of cancer could be avoided through the use of this device.
Non-Injectable Arterial Connector Implementation
Arterial connecting systems to reduce bacterial contamination and the accidental administration of medication – Although rare, accidental injection of intravenous medication into an atrial line can lead to catastrophic injuries which sometimes require major amputations. Innovations that ensure this does not happen will increase patient safety in NHS hospitals.