Exploiting technologies

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Programme name

Exploiting technologies

Programme aim

Projects within this programme of work aim to help make the most of new and existing technologies or tools to help address key healthcare issues. The focus of work in this programme is upon developing and assessing novel applications of both newly-emerging and well-established technologies that can potentially provide alternative patient assessment or monitoring systems to help in the prevention and ongoing management of physical disorders (including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions) – thus making a significant impact on patient healthcare systems. Work in this programme is partly developmental (in generating new technology/tools) and is research-focused, but it is also centrally concerned with assessing the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of these technological solutions when applied in different clinical domains, care pathways or organisational settings. Through this, the work aims to identify any major barriers and enablers affecting their implementation and roll-out.

Key objectives

  • To promote and support projects that focus upon developing and/or assessing novel applications of recently-emerging or well-established technologies to particular healthcare issues or settings
  • To produce practical solutions and recommendations based upon assessing the feasibility of implementing technological solutions in practice
  • To contribute more widely to knowledge about key factors influencing the implementation and embedding of technological solutions in clinical practice.

Projects within this programme


DIPLOMA – Evaluation of the national NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Evaluating a Long-Term Conditions Intervention in Heywood Middleton and Rochdale
REmote MOnitoring of Rheumatoid Arthritis (REMORA)

Salford Diabetes Pevention Programme
Telephone-based CBT

Partner organisations

Arthritis Research UK
Health eResearch Centre
Heidelberg Engineering
Hitachi Europe Ltd

NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group
Public Health England
Salford City Council
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Six Degrees

More information

Please contact Dr Susan Howard, Programme Manager.


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