Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle

The Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle is a partnership between Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.

The NIHR DEC Newcastle facilitates the generation of high quality evidence on clinical validity, utility and cost-effectiveness of in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) for use in the NHS.
For more information see About us

News & Developments


Evaluation Methodologist
The NIHR DEC Newcastle has an exciting opportunity for an Evaluation Methodologist in its team based in Newcastle University and working in conjuncton with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
For more details and links to the job website please click here

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)
Following the announcement in the Spring Budget,  Innovate UK will be inviting industry-led proposals within the first round of the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The “Challenge Areas” are likely to include:
Antimicrobial resistance
        Utilising new technologies and treatments to reduce AMR by 50%             by 2025/30
Innovation in health & disease detection using diagnostic,                     preventative & sensor technologies
        Developing diagnostics and sensors that enable anticipation and             prevention of disease in the healthy, elderly and chronically ill. To             precisely diagnose and treat disease in the ill, to improve                             compliance with medication, and to enable independent living.

The NIHR DEC Newcastle and it partners would be very pleased to discuss working with firms or consortia planning to lead ISCF bids. 

EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund: Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries
The call is seeking development of innovative healthcare technologies, to tackle the challenges faced by developing countries in particular low cost, rapid, point of care imaging and diagnostic technologies. 
EOI to be submitted by 20 April
Closing date 25 May.  See here for more details

UK – Philippines: Joint Health Research Initiative Call for concept proposals
This initiative will provide funding for high quality 3-year collaborative research projects focusing on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases of relevance to the Philippines. See here for more details, closing date 16:00 BST Thursday 11th May 2017

Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit 2017
International Centre for Life, Newcastle  - 3rd March 2017

Presentations from the event are available here

Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT)
The ITT, operational from April 2017,will remove the need for multiple price negotiations between providers and suppliers, and instead guarantee automatic reimbursement when an approved innovation is used, see AHSN website for further info. 

Are you set for the Medical Devices Regulations?

Read here for more information and see the following BSI report

£££ See here for recent funding opportunities £££ 

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