NHS Scotland, working with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Government, has up to £400,000 to invest in projects that use technology and digital platforms to support and manage inflammatory bowel disease.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease. They are lifelong conditions that affect 300,000 people across the UK and have a significant impact on life opportunities.
Treatment is traditionally given in outpatient clinics. For patients living in the north of Scotland this can mean regularly travelling long distances to access care.
Remote monitoring and better communication is seen as a way of improving patients’ lives.
The competition is looking for proposals that:help patients manage their health from home promote independence and support people to be more involved in decisions about their care facilitate easier and quicker communication with clinicians
This competition is funded under SBRI (the Small Business Research Initiative) and will have 3 phases – feasibility study, prototype development and pre-commercial testing.seen at 09:30, 20 March in Announcements on GOV.UK.
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