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Case Studies

 

The Innovation Case Studies section provides a comprehensive list of exemplar innovation projects from across the NHS. These innovations have been carefully selected to represent a range of ideas from medical technologies through to service and pathway re design. Each case study provides a background to the innovation and a contact for further information.

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ABPI Plerixafor (Mozobil)

This is a novel therapy which stimulates mobilisation of stem cells from the bone marrow to the peripheral blood for collection. This process is required in order to...

Early Presentation of Cancer Symptoms Collaborative Programme

This is a community-led social marketing intervention to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, encouraging people towards earlier presentation at GP surgeries. ...

Genomic Profiling at Diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)

This is a strategy to streamline genetic testing at diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia. There is a need for change in laboratory testing for AML and it is anticipated that...

Headsmart - Be Brain Tumour Aware

This project delivers an awareness and education campaign that aims to reduce delays in diagnosis experienced by children and young people newly diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK. ...

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – Missing heritability within non-coding genomic regions

Approximately 5-10% of all cancers are considered to be hereditary, caused by an alteration within a single gene. It is important to identify the underlying genetic aberration...

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – Multi-gene panels for inherited cancer

Approximately 5-10% of all cancers are considered to be hereditary. Individuals with a gene mutation have up to a 100% risk of developing cancer. Detection of gene mutations...

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – Sudden Cardiac Death

The causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) are diverse and, in the absence of coronary artery disease, difficult to investigate, especially if genetic. Accurate identification...

Targeted Gene Panels

A number of cancer drug therapies are available that can be administered to patients in a targeted manner based on the individual genetic profile of tumour sample. These drugs...

Technology to help detect JAK2 V617F in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

An acquired mutation within the JAK2 gene forms part of the World Health Organisation criteria for the diagnosis of haematopoietic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). JAK2...

Early Presentation of Cancer Symptoms Collaborative Programme

This is a community-led social marketing intervention to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, encouraging people towards earlier presentation at GP surgeries. ...

Free Diagnostic Pathology Software Project

Sophisticated open-source software is speeding up the reporting of vital cancer tests in Somerset. The quality and speed of cancer diagnosis has an important bearing on...

Microarray Analysis for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

MDS is stratified into prognostic categories (predicting survival and risk of progression to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia), according to several factors including the chromosome abnormalities...

Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

Zilico Ltd is a company spun out of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield and is developing the next generation of diagnostics with a...

Cancer Rehabilitation for upper Gastro-intestinal (GI) patients from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

The benefit of exercise and physical activity for chronic diseases is well known and in recent years has attracted interest in the field of oncology. Support and guidance is...

Electrical Impedence Spectroscopy - ZedScan

Colposcopy is a subjective procedure which relies on visible indicators of disease which themselves are not specific for precancerous or cancerous tissue. In addition, up to...

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

LLLT is a local application of a special light source to treat radiotherapy induced inflammation of the lining of mouth (oral mucositis) in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy...

Patient held Self-toxicity Assessment

Chemotherapy toxicity management is an essential part of managing a patients treatment. Effective support will ensure that a patient can complete their chemotherapy cycles at the optimal...

PSA Tracker

As the most prevelant form of cancer among men, there has been increased demand for Prostate Cancer treatment and follow up care. Royal Devon & Exeter Trust have developed the PSA tracker...

Cervical Screening Process - DySIS

An innovative colposcope that is used as part of the cervical screening process. DySIS is used in the standard way to evaluate the patients cervix, but during the examination...