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HTC holds final national meeting

Over 130 delegates took part in the HTC’s National Meeting last month, the final of these annual events before it becomes the NIHR Surgical MedTech Cooperative in January 2018.

Survey launched to inform new PPI strategy

An online survey of patients and the public aims to help inform the HTC's PPI strategy as we move to our new role as the NIHR Surgical MedTech Cooperative.

Patient focus groups are popular choice

Two well-attended focus groups run by the HTC this autumn will help to fill gaps in knowledge around patient participation in medical device trials.

Nerves on trial to help bowel recovery

An innovative use of nerve stimulation to prevent the bowel ‘going to sleep’ following colorectal surgery is to be trialled in Leeds.

Internships at Baylor College of Medicine: Week Five

In the last week of their internship at Baylor College of Medicine, our students worked hard to get their projects completed in time for a final presentation, but were also able to watch surgery being performed on a patient with liver cancer.

Internships at Baylor College of Medicine: Week Four

Hurricane Harvey kept the Interns at home for a couple of days during Week Four but, by Wednesday, they were back at Baylor working hard on their projects. Towards the end of the week, Ella, Hannah and Sam visited Rice University where they joined a volunteer team offering help to Houston residents

Internships at Baylor College of Medicine: Week Three

In their third week at Baylor Medical Center, our students are developing their personal projects, getting to grips with new 3D design software and viewing America’s first total solar eclipse in nearly a century. With Hurricane Harvey fast approaching, they also spent some time making preparations to shelter from the storm.

Internships at Baylor College of Medicine: Week Two

Week Two of the Baylor Internships sees our students getting to grips with their assignments, and meeting the CEO of IntuiTap, the company they are working with during their five-week stay in Houston.

Learning to live life after surgery for ulcerative colitis

Roger Llewellyn thought his days as an active sportsman were numbered when his large-intestine was removed to treat his ulcerative colitis. Five years on from his surgery, Roger describes how a few stumbling steps led to a triathlon, a treetop adventure and a tandem skydive.