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Site miners calling for clinical needs in trauma and A&E care

Are there areas of your clinical practice that could be improved by advances in trauma and A&E care?
Manchester: Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology (MIMIT), which celebrated its second birthday in January 2010, seeks to help provide solutions to unmet clinical needs. They bring together clinicians, scientists, engineers and industry to identify and solve the problem of unmet clinical need, with the innovative technology that is developed going on to be used for patient benefit.

Through MIMIT, site miners at all six partner NHS Trusts and The University of Manchester can share ideas and new approaches to improving healthcare in practical ways. The site miner role helps clinicians identify areas of unmet clinical need and introduce them to scientists with the expertise to develop innovative solutions.

MIMIT supports the early work into these concepts with funding, project management and help with understanding intellectual property rights.

At Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, site miners are:

The site miners are part of a team of senior clinical representatives with the expertise to identify clinical need and the ability to see the potential for clinical and commercial use of technologies aimed at healthcare improvement.

MIMIT's priority theme for October-December 2010 is to find solutions to unmet clinical need in the area of trauma and A&E care. If you are interested in exploring this area and have an idea that you would like to discuss, please contact one of your site miners before the end of December.