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PRESS RELEASE -  HDR UK - 14 April 2021

The UK’s national institute for health data science brings sector together to tackle the underrepresentation of Black people in the science community

  • Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) are leading by example in the health data science industry through their response to the issue that Black people are heavily underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) community.
  • HDR UK and partners have recruited an impressive 54 interns to join this year’s Black internship programme thanks to the partnerships that form the HDR UK co-ordinated UK Health Data Research Alliance (HDR Alliance).
  • The programme will commence in the summer of 2021, providing paid work experience to future Black data scientists as they work with 25 of HDR UK’s partner organisations.


Prof Martin Levermore, CEO at Medical Devices Technology International Ltd –MDTi:
“I am greatly pleased by the insight of HDR UK and the UK Health Data Alliance in establishing a tangible and practical pathway that taps into the appetites from, all sexes, within the black community that will cultivate future leaders and channel new ambitions.  The stats from the internship program speak for itself and the organisations supporting this initiative truly demonstrate their forward and proactive mindset that will keep UK PLC at the cutting edge of scientific discovery”.

For full article Click here

 

5th-14th March 2021 - British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths running from 5 - 14 March. We’re supporting the week because it’s a fantastic chance to highlight the extraordinary achievements of the science and tech sectors in the Midlands and how government support can boost opportunities for businesses and individuals in these sectors.

Skills Toolkit

Kickstart Scheme

 

Lord Layor's Appeal - 'This Is Me' Mental Health in the workplace

This is Me is a business-led campaign to support organisations, and their employees, to talk about mental health. It encourages people with experience of a mental health problem, whether their own or of a loved one, to share their stories.

Full information and resources

 

January 2021 - Friends of Sick Children in Malawi

With no PPE available in Malawi, the charity launched an appeal. They were humbled and overwhelmed by the response from various corners of the globe. MDTi were pleased to pay delivery to their 'front door' of a consignment of MDTi's medical face masks- FFP2/Type IIR.

Click on link for full article /content/pages/documents/1611229955.pdf

 

January 2021 - Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle Covid 19

Showcasing the dedicated work of academic, healthcare professionals and industrial partners from across the Midlands.

To view report click here - /content/pages/documents/1611143120.pdf

 

 

 

 

Armed Forces Week 2020

Please click here to view a table of the listed events for this years Armed Froces Day within the West Midlands and click here if you would like to veiw a useful tool kit encase you or your company would like to take part in / contribute to the the Armed Forces Week.

 

India - UK Healthcare Conference 2020

MDTi CEO Professor Martin Levermore MBE, DL has been awarded with a certificat of participation for his role as a speak at the event in February 2020. Click here to view the certificate

 

Coronavirus - Why us a Particulate Respirator Face Mask

Click here to view a recent report of the benifits of using a particulate respirator face mask to help defend against the Cornavirus.

 

MDTi helps the Government during the CORVID-19 Crisis with its new low-cost mechanical ventilator

 

Answering the government’s call for a low-cost mechanical ventilator.

We have brought together in the field of automotive (RDM Group Coventry) championed through Prof David Keen, Emma Hockley of Big Bear Droitwich and Health Technologies in ourselves MDTi (Wolverhampton) to rapidly solve an unmet immediate clinical requirement.

Here are the key facts on the Device:

•             Will operate 14 days 24hours without the need for external power supply or batteries.

•             The outer dimensions are (L) 438mm x (W) 351mm x (H) 433mm with the handles. Without the handles the width is 240mm.

•             Weighs less than 7Kg.

•             Infection control assured.

•             Regulated oxygen mix.

•             Requires minimum clinical/career’s training.

Importantly each unit can be reused or disposed of.

We will be finalizing performance testing this week with Dr Tom Clutton-Brock at the Medical Testing and Evaluation Centre at UHB and subject to completed tests we should be in a position to go to full production within 5 weeks with an initial production run of 10,000 units. I think this is what is term ‘the British Spirit’.

This news evidences the ability for us to collaborate effectively, to focus the potential of our Health Technology capabilities. 

 

MDTi's CEO Corvid- 19 Offiical Statement

Please click here to view MDTi's CEO Corvid- 19 Offiical Statement.

 

Medilink West Midlands Medical and Healthcare Business Awards 2020

The life sciences, medical and healthcare community celebrated award winning achievements at the Medilink West Midlands Medical and Healthcare Business Awards.

The awards recognise organisations in the life science sector who in the past year have excelled in different areas, including Start-up, Innovation, Delivering Innovation in to Health and Care, Innovation and Outstanding Achievement.

MDTi  CEO Professor Martin Levermore MBE,DL welcomed guests and offered words of encouragement and support to build on the strength of the West Midlands region.

The awards were hosted by guest host Steve Walls, who with a fun game of ‘heads or tails’ quickly had the award guests on their feet and having fun!

Start Up Award Winner – Dignio Ltd

A healthcare platform allowing patients to understand and manage their chronic conditions better, providing reliable tools to clinicians to remotely monitor their patients.

Presented by Richard Stone, CEO at Medilink WM on behalf of award sponsors Calthorpe Estates

Innovation Award Winner – Interactive Software Ltd.

Their Achiever medical software, a sophisticated, web-based laboratory information management and sample tracking system, supporting labs and biobanks to securely store, manage, process and analyse their sample and clinical data securely.

Presented by award sponsor, Dr Jagvir Purewal and Greg Smith, Forresters

Delivering Innovation in to Health and Care Award Winner – Abloy UK Ltd

CLIQ from Abloy is an innovative electronic key system, enabling traceability of staff and continuosly changing access rights.

Presented by award sponsor, Tammy Holmes, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Oustanding Achievement Award Winner – DHC Innovations Ltd

Through personal experience, DHC Innovations has recently developed and manufactured an optical eye occluder made of soft medical grade silicone that is just coming to market.

Presented by award sponsor, Junaid Haroon at Mills & Reeve

All four winners will automatically be entered in to the national Medilink UK awards on 1 April at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

Congratulations to all of the ‘Highly Commended’ winners:

  • Start-Up Award – Hope for the Community
  • Innovation Award – Evolyst
  • Delivering Innovation in to Health and Care Award – Bitjam
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Kimal PLC

Congratulations to all of the ‘One to Watch’ winners:

  • Innovation Award – The Tribe Project (Bronze Labs)
  • Delivering Innovation in to Health and Care Award – The Real Birth Company
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Opus VL

If you have an interest to submit an award application at next years awards, please get in touch Medilink West Midlands directly:

Please contact Zoe Heather, Events & Marketing Communications Manager on zoeh@medilinkwm.co.uk or call 0121 452 5630 if you have any queries.

 

Career Dar at The Royal Chelsea Hospital 31st March 2020

 

Click the above images to view the full sized posters.

 

Life Sciences

Click here to view the Life Sciences sector review from the January 2020 Insider Magazine.

 

This Is Me

The 'This is Me' initiative funded for the West Midlands by the West Midlands Combined Authority celebrated it's1st year, growing the number of businesses signed up to 108. 'This is Me' provides the opprortunity for staff to look after their mental wellbeing and recognise decline in mental health in colleagues so that the appropriate support can be offered. For more information visit the This is Me website https://www.wmca.org.uk/what-we-do/mental-health-commission/this-is-me/

 

MDTi September 2019 Newsletter

Click here to view the September 2019 MDTi Newsletter.

MDTi Delighted to Attend Bournemouth Air Show

CEO Professor Martin Levermore MBE, DL and MDTi were delighted to attend the Bournemouth Air Show at the invite of Brigadier Jock Fraser Royal Marines and watch the Air Display from HMS Biter, where skill and opportunities of a career in the Royal Navy were showcased. West Midlands Police officers and young people from various communities were also hosted including a representative of the TNCMC, The National Caribbean Monument Charity.

 

Please see the Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/nationalcaribbeanmonument

We’re Sponsors of the Gynaecology Late Effects of Pelvic Treatment and Difficult Conversations event for Greater Manchester Cancer!

We are proud to be sponsoring the Gynaecology Late Effects of Pelvic Treatment and Difficult Conversations event, which is going to be held on the 24th September in Greater Manchester by Greater Manchester Cancer.

Its aim is to impart knowledge to help all healthcare colleagues continue professional development and will cover topics from the menopause to body image to psychological aspects of treatment and much, much more. 

You can find out more and book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gynaecology-late-effects-of-pelvic-treatment-and-difficult-conversations-tickets-62191021018

Congratulations to Nehemiah Housing on their 30th Anniversary!

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time celebrating the 30th anniversary with their service of praise and thanksgiving!

 

MDTi Sky Dive for Prostate Cancer UK

On Friday 28th June Martin represented MDTi and took part in a skydive for charity. 

We raised monies for Prostate Cancer UK with Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Andy Streets Giving Day. We are over the moon to say that we raised £24,600 for the day, with the hope of reaching £25,000! 

Here are some photos from the day…

MDTi skydive image for Prostate Cancer UK  MDTi skydive group image for Prostate Cancer UK

MDTi skydive image for Prostate Cancer UK  MDTi skydive image for Prostate Cancer UK

Sponsors of College of Sexual Relationship Therapists Conference in London.

On the 8th June, MDTi was pleased to be a sponsored for the College of Sexual Relationship Therapists Conference in London.

MDTi commercialises the Femmax vaginal dilator/trainers, an NHS innovation invented by a specialist nurse at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

The Femmax can be used to help women with psychosexual conditions such as vaginismus. The Femmax is widely used by the NHS for post pelvic radiotherapy treatment and psychosexual therapy.

The Instructions for Use includes a section by Mary Clegg, an Accredited Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist on how to use the Femmax dilators/trainers for psychosexual therapy.

Mary is a graduate of the world-renowned Porterbrook Clinic in Sheffield. This unique training enables her to assess and work with both the physical and psychological aspects of sexual functioning, together with the complex issues of couple relationships; the delivery of true holistic patient care. (www.maryclegg.co.uk)

There is a video on the MDTi website Femmax page: https://www.mdti.co.uk/products/femmax/ with Mary talking about dilator use for sexual difficulties. There are also videos on Lichen Sclerosus and Vulval Lichen Planus.

MDTI CEO, Martin Levermore speaking at the Joining the Dots Launch Event 

    

MDTi CEO Judges the Annual Birmingham Chamber Awards Dinner

Young Lives Matter Inter-generational Mental Health Conference 2019

WAITS 25th Anniversary Ball 2018

 

MDTi at Medica 2018

MDTi's CEO Professor Martin Levermore MBE, DL and it clinical lead manager Michele Taylor attended this years Medica exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany. Visiting all of the exhibitors there and gaining many new distributors and other useful contact for the business along with helping to expand the global awaerness of MDTi's brand and it range of medical devices.

Whilst there they were able to talk with many of the exisiting overseas distibutors; further strengthening the business relationships.

As a hole the experience of the visit was both eye opening and benifitial to the company, which is already looking towards and planning for Medica 2019.

 

Upcoming Events

Endomertriosis Research Now, November 17th 2018

https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/civicrm/event/info?id=627&reset=1

 

 

BBC News- Vaginal mesh operations should be banned, says NICE

In view of recent reports about issues around vaginal mesh used for treating pelvic organ prolapse, the Femmeze rectocele device invented by Sharon Eustice, Nurse Consultant, Bladder and Bowel Specialist Service at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, can be used as an alternative to digitation in the conservative treatment of rectocele.

For more information about the Femmeze please click here

Click here to view BBC news article 

 

From international Businessman to Visiting Professor and Deputy Lieutenant

One of the country’s leading experts in medical technology is enjoying a double celebration after joining Birmingham City University as a Visiting Professor and being announced as Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands.

Professor Martin Levermore is the founder and Chief Executive of MDTi, a West-Midlands based company that works with the NHS to design and produce innovative medical products.

He has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University to help pass on his expertise to the next generation of healthcare workers training at the institution.

Professor Levermore has also been appointed as Deputy Lieutenant of the region to support the Lord-Lieutenant who serves as the Queen’s representative in the region.

Professor Levermore will be based in the University’s Life Sciences department working with staff and students to develop Bio-Sense Medical devices which are efficient in monitoring and managing patients in need of clinical supervision remotely.

He will also be working to promote critical nursing development and training within Commonwealth developing economies.

Professor Martin Levermore said:

“It is so heart-warming to be the recipient of two great honours and having my years of work acknowledged like this. I’m so looking forward to getting stuck into this important work with staff and students at the university which I hope will make a difference.

“I’m looking forward to developing links within the industry to ensure a strong and robust pathway for student placements and employability both in the UK and further afield.

“Being a Deputy Lieutenant will also bring along some great opportunities and important responsibilities. It is a great honour to be given this title.”

Martin has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands by Lord Lieutenant, Sir John Crabtree OBE. The role will see him support the Lord Lieutenant in public events and civic duties for the region.

MDTi has become an internationally known organisation that produces unique and state-of-the-art medicinal products to support patient care.

Medical innovations produced by MDTi are known to have improved the lives of millions of patients worldwide and vary from in-hospital equipment for practitioners use on patients, to equipment for patients to use remotely while recovering at home from procedures.
Dr. Vivek Indramohan, Programme Leader for Biomedical Engineering at Birmingham City University. said:

“We are delighted to have Martin join the faculty and look forward to seeing the results of the promising work he will be doing with the staff and students here.

“This work will no doubt provide a strong and robust pathway for student placements and experience in the UK and beyond.

“It is wonderful that we are able to bring on board experts with a rich wealth of knowledge to help our staff and students grow in their abilities and work to support such important causes.”

Martin will be joining academics based at the newly re-developed City South Campus in Edgbaston which officially opens its doors later this month.

Birmingham City University’s £41 million Health Sciences and Education building will help reinforce Birmingham City University's status as the region’s largest provider of qualified health and social care professionals to the NHS and producer of more teachers than any other institution in the West Midlands.

The space will offer teacher training and specialist facilities for health sciences including provision for research, a new lecture theatre, a multi-purpose hall, speech therapy, physiotherapy and ultrasound suites, art and technology classrooms and IT hubs.

https://www.bbpmedia.co.uk/news/property-construction/housing-association-vice-chair-appointed-as-a-deputy.html

 

UK to establish global nursing partnership with Jamaica

As part of the UK governments plans to establish nursing partnerships with Jamaica; MDTi's CEO Martin Levermore attended an event in Sedgley within the West Midlands, along with other dignitaries including the British Priminister.

Click here to findout more about the governments nursing partnership plans.

 

Winning poster on the use of the Uflow meter for men with a urethral stricture presented at the UCLH Research in Clinical Pracrice conference.

Poster 'Improving Outpatient Clinical Care Efficiency for Urethral Stricture Patients Using the Home UFlow Meter' by Lock A.L, Dragova M, Frost A, Chiriaco G, Mundy A, Andrich presented at the “Research in clinical practice” conference as part of CNMR (Centre for Nurse and Midwife Led Research) UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Click here to see poster.

 

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce February Newsletter Article

Click here to view the Key figures support new Commonwealth Chamber article.

 

MDTi May 2017 Newsletter

 

Click here to view the May 2017 MDTi Newsletter.

 

MDTi December 2016 Newsletter


Click here to view the December 2016 MDTi Newsletter.


MDTi Awarded the International Trade Council Certificate of Appreciation.


MDTi has been awarded the certificate of appreciation by the International Trade Council; for its service, support and contributions towards the International Trade Council Community.


 
Professor Rob Pickard Awarded the St. Peter's Medal


At its Annual Meeting on Friday 4 November 2016, the North East Urological Society (NEUS) celebrated the presentation of the 2016 St Peter's Medal to Professor Rob Pickard; who was instrumental in the development of the Uflow meter product.
 
Best Practice NEC Event

MDTi is attending the two day Best Practice event at the NEC in Birmingham (19th & 20th October 2016). 

 
MDTi's Thank You to The Sun Inn Event Attendees

MDTi would like to thank The Sun Inn, Howard, Beth and staff for hosting the Endometriosis UK Mad Pants Tea Party on 30th September.