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We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

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Reducing Pressure on Urgent and Emergency Care

SBRI Healthcare Bristol Briefing Seminar:
Reducing Pressure on Urgent and Emergency Care
Wednesday 21st October 2015
14.00 – 17.00
Double Tree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ
A new round of Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) competitions have been launched by the SBRI Healthcare programme team.
This competition round will focus on Reducing Pressure on Urgent and Emergency Care, selected in partnership with the Academic Heath Science Networks across England.
In consultation with clinicians, paramedics, GPs and operations managers working in emergency admissions, we have identified three challenge themes where there is the potential for innovative solutions to reduce pressures on emergency services:
·         The first challenge resides in primary care support and aims to reduce the number of people attending A&E in the first place
·         The second challenge looks to manage the distribution of cases arriving at A&E at any one time and so manage the flow of patients into the department
·         The third challenge looks at improving the access to the clinical decision maker and if appropriate the flow through A&E and onto the wards or for discharge. Although this challenge doesn’t reduce the flow itself, it does give a measure of the resources that are required, and therefore can be planned for
For further information on the competition, please click here to view the briefing document.
On Wednesday 21st October 2015, SBRI Healthcare, together with South West AHSN and Medilink South West, are holding the SBRI Healthcare Briefing Seminar in central Bristol – please see the programme for the day attached. Attend this seminar to gain an understanding of:
·         the clinical challenges in each of the competition themes
·         the key requirements of each call
·         how SBRI Healthcare  works, the application process and important deadlines
This event is FREE to attend, but pre-registration is essential. To reserve your place please click here.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch either with me, or with Claire Laing from Medilink South West - claire.laing@medilinksw.co.uk, 01275 370 798.