The Community Healthcare MIC team would be excited to hear from practicing healthcare professionals working in community settings who are interested to become involved in our work.
- Have you identified a particular area of diagnostic clinical need in your context of work or a shortfall in an existing clinical pathway which could be addressed through the deployment of a current or novel technology?
- Do you have any ideas for new diagnostic tests which we could develop and evaluate in collaboration?
- Would you be willing to test out exciting new validated technologies in your clinical setting?
18 January 2021
A new measure of complexity in primary care, which could help with allocating resources based on the practice population’s level of need, has been developed by NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative supported researchers.
Comparing infrared thermometers with more traditional methods for measuring children's body temperature
8 December 2020
General practitioners commonly measure children’s temperature using a thermometer placed in the armpit or ear canal. New ’non-contact’ thermometers use infrared light to measure temperature without touching the child. They are easy to use and there is no risk of passing on infections. However, we do not know how well they measure temperature compared with thermometers that use the armpit or the ear.