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Trust Receives Top Accolades for Research

Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust has received three top accolades at the seventh annual North West NHS Innovation Awards. The Trust received praise from top NHS professionals at a glitzy ceremony in Bolton on Tuesday night. Dee Waterhouse, Consultant Nurse, Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust won the Training or Educational Materials category at the awards, which are organised by TrusTECH®, for her MR VICTOR innovation. Judges praised the innovation by saying ‘The training aspect and application [of the tool] would have quite a wide impact on infection and control’ and described it as ‘Fantastic!’ Caroline Corless, Clinical Scientist, Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust came 2nd in the Medical Device, Equipment and Diagnostics category for her Improved Method for Respiratory Virus Detection innovation and Craig Barclay, Consultant in Oral Rehabilitation, Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust came 3rd in the Software or Systems category for his Dental Implant Recognition System. Richard Deed, Innovation Unit Manager of TrusTECH stated “We know that we have some of the UK’s best NHS innovators here in the region and these awards recognise and reward the NHS staff in the North West that are producing innovations that ultimately benefit North West patients”. Dee picked up a cheque of £1000 on behalf of the Trust and will also be put forward for a National Awards program, organised by the National Innovation Centre.