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New collaboration key to clinical needs

A collaboration that could lead to the developments of new treatments and technologies to address unmet clinical needsD4D was announced this month between Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and Devices for Dignity (D4D), a national Healthcare Technology Co-operative.

CMFT Chairman Mr Peter Mount CBE announced the collaboration between the two organisations at the Partners in Care conference held by the CMFT. With the support of their charitable funds, CMFT will make available a support grant of £30k to enable them to fast track some of the unmet clinical needs. CMFT issued a call for applications for the grant on the 13th February.

The collaboration will focus on patient dignity and independence - bringing real solutions to areas of clinical and patient need in Assistive Technologies, Urinary Continence management and Renal Technologies.

Professor Wendy Tindale, Clinical Director for D4D said: "We're delighted to welcome Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a D4D partner, working in partnership is core to all that we do and our key strength is in drawing together the right expertise at the right time."

Keith Chantler, Director of Innovation at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:  "Collaborating with D4D will ensure we are connected nationally across a broad network of expertise in clinical areas that support dignity and independence for patients, leading to new treatments and technologies."