Following a competitive award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with King’s College London has established a Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) with a focus on cardiovascular disease. The NIHR Cardiovascular Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) will address the treatment and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, one of the highest causes of death in developed countries.
The NIHR Cardiovascular HTC supports Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in identifying and developing new medical devices and healthcare technologies that will assist in the general diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
The HTC is underpinned by collaboration and will work in partnership with clinicians, GPs, patients and industrial representatives.
It is embedded within the hospital trust and linked to the University. This allows doctors to identify clinical issues from a frontline service and work in partnership with researchers at King’s College London to develop innovative solutions for treating cardiovascular disease.
The HTC builds on Guy’s and St Thomas’ status as one of the largest cardiovascular specialist centres in the UK.
“Supporting innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease”