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23.10.13

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals win innovation awards

A camera that patients can swallow and quicker, non-invasive blood screening have both won awards for innovation at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT. 

The inventions offer more comfortable testing and allow patients to receive treatment more quickly.

The camera contained in a pill, known as capsule endoscopy, takes photos of the small intestine, with images sent live to a data recorder and downloaded for viewing. This won in the Secondary Care category of the Yorkshire and Humber Medipex NHS Innovation Awards 2013. 

New finger prick testing won the Medical Devices and Diagnostics award, allowing quick detection of blood-borne viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C.

Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted that we have been named as double winners at the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards 2013. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT has a proud history of pioneering new treatments to benefit patients, so it’s a privilege for these achievements to be recognised at this major regional award ceremony. 

“I would also like to pass on my congratulations to all of the finalists, whose efforts highlight the key difference clinicians, doctors and specialists make towards improving patient care.” 

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