We are inviting you to be involved in the development of a new device that will test for UTI quickly, safely and reliably in GP surgeries.

  • Current urine sampling methods for UTI can be slow and unreliable
  • This project looks to develop a device to identify UTI in GP surgeries quickly
  • Our Workshops aim to provide key staff members within GP surgeries to support and inform the design and development of the device

We are developing a device that will test for UTI quickly, safely and reliably in GP surgeries to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment for patients. To support this, we are running workshops with patients and key staff members in GP surgeries to understand how it will fit within current working practices, who the user of the device might be, and what design restraints it needs to have (such as size storage etc.)

A series of workshops will take place over the next 18 months, these will cover:

  • Understanding the context for the device, the user and design restraints
  • Providing feedback on prototypes of the device
  • Urine sample collection methods
  • Training and education for the final product.

Your involvement:

We would like to invite patients, GPs, Practice Nurses, practice receptionists, pharmacists and any member of primary care with experience of dealing with UTIs in primary care to attend as many workshops as you are able to.

During the workshop, you will be asked to provide your views and opinions and some of your experiences.

The first workshop will take place :  5 April between 9.30am and 2pm

The second workshop will take place 10 May between 9.30am and 1.30pm

Both workshops will take place : The Board Room,  Health Technology Hub, University of West Of England, Frenchay, BS34 8QZ

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

For more information please visit our project partner North Bristol NHS Trust, here.