First Clinical Innovation Fellowship Awarded


First Clinical Innovation Fellowship Awarded

 Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has awarded its first ever Innovation Fellowship to Paul Rogers.

The post was created as there had been an identification of a clinical need and the development of a suitable solution was required.

The purpose of the Fellowship was to design and manufacture a prototype paediatric buggy capable of accommodating at least three pieces of life support medical equipment, and that provides adjustable postural support.

The Fellowship is for a period of one year which commenced in November 2017.

During this period Paul will receive the support and guidance of the Health Board’s Clinical Innovation Partnership.

Nav Masani, Clinical Board Director for The Specialist Services Clinical Board said: “The goal of the Clinical Innovation Fellowship is to improve healthcare by identifying clinical needs and challenges gathered during clinical immersion and create solutions to address those needs.

“Participants have a background within medicine, engineering, design and/or business and work in multidisciplinary teams throughout the program.

“The Specialist Services Clinical Board and the Clinical Innovation Partnership wish Paul every success in this project and we look forward to working together to make this idea a reality.”