In this article, we will explore the various funding streams and accelerator programs designed to facilitate trailblazing endeavours and empower the next generation of healthcare pioneers to reshape the landscape of the NHS for the better.
Robotic medical devices have revolutionised the field of surgery in recent decades, enabling doctors to perform minimally invasive procedures with greater precision and accuracy than traditional techniques. The use of robotic surgical systems has expanded to a wide range of surgical specialties, including Orthopaedics, Urology, Cardiac, General, Hepatobiliary, Gynaecological and Neurosurgery.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a growing trend in healthcare and it's no surprise that the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is beginning to adopt this technology given the numerous benefits it offers for medical professionals, service providers and patients alike. There has been an earlier adoption of RPM in the US compared to the UK, partly facilitated by the different funding model which a predominantly private healthcare system operates on. But as human resources are being stretched further, and infrastructure is both costly and slow to keep pace with demand, the NHS is realising the potential of adopting digital solutions.
Medicine, the world over, has started to champion the use of Robotic Assisted Surgery, Remote Patient Monitoring and High Fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation. We are entering an exciting era of advances which will directly improve patient care and train our healthcare providers of the future. What must not be overlooked is the ability to address NHS England’s priorities with technological solutions too.