The aim of the competition is to develop solutions that aid prevention or reduce the spread of droplet and airborne biological hazards, reduce NHS staff reliance on single use disposable PPE, and allow the return of clinical procedures which are currently considered high risk because of their aerosol generating nature. This may be achieved through the development of re-useable PPE, methods of decontamination, or methods of area/surface/air cleansing which avoids the requirement for PPE use, or a combination of these. The Test Bed environment is provided by NHS Tayside with additional support from the Balhousie Care Group and Zero Waste Scotland and a Programme Steering Group, with wide-ranging membership.
Any adoption and implementation of a solution from this SBRI competition would be the subject of a separate, possibly competitive, procurement exercise. This competition covers R&D not the purchase of any solution
The challenge will focus on three areas.
|Welcome and Introduction||Duncan Simpson, Innovation Development, NHS Tayside|
|Ministerial Introduction||Ivan McKee, SG Minister for Innovation|
|Overview of our challenge and relevance to NHS||Ben Parcell, Infection Prevention and Control, NHS Tayside and HaarSain Project Clinical Lead|
|Relevance to Care Home Setting||Jill Kerr, CEO Balhousie Care Home Group|
|Lindsay Dingwall, Balhousie Care Home Group|
|Further expansion of challenge||Karen Geekie, Transport Scotland|
|Working with the NHS Tayside||Margaret Kennedy, Health and Safety advisor NHS Tayside,|
|SBRI Application Process||Adriana Roemmele, NHS National Procurement|
|Q & A Session||Moderated by Duncan Simpson|