We are delighted to announce that the child prosthetics research collaboration is now underway. 

The first stage is to undertake a needs assessment. This will bring children and their families together with key opinion leaders from the NHS, industry, clinical academia and leading national research centres with capabilities in child prosthetics.

The collaboration will increase research across the system in order to accelerate the translation of new inventions and developments in child prosthetics into everyday use. This initiative will be centred on the needs of children, patient and families and the NHS and will ensure there is the ideal balance of ‘clinical pull’ and ‘technical push’ to create an energetic environment in which to innovate and to partner with industry.

The results of this needs assessment will be used to stimulate new research activity and will lead to targeted funding for areas of research within our larger sandpit events coming in the autumn 2017, to register interest for these events or for any further information contact nathaniel.mills@sth.nhs.uk

Also keep an eye on our website and across social media for news, updates and events within this exciting project.