Are you a surgeon with a clinical challenge? We can help you!

10 Jul 2024 3min read

Team Consulting

Company update

Do you have a clinical challenge that technology could solve? We have a unique opportunity for you to collaborate with medical device and digital health experts to help you develop a solution.

Team Consulting has partnered with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) to help you address un-met clinical needs through innovation. You will get the opportunity to work as part of a project team during a clinical innovation event to develop a new concept to help solve your clinical challenge.

Follow the instructions below to submit your entry. Successful submissions will be selected to collaborate with Team Consulting throughout the innovation journey, ending in a technically and clinically feasible concept for a new medical device or digital health product.

Clinical innovation event: 9th September 2024
Location: TBD
Challenge submission deadline: 21st July 2024


How to submit your surgical challenge

Please submit your surgical challenge using the form below:

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Note: Please do not send us any ideas for a solution at this stage, we are only looking to select clinical challenges to focus on during the event.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions. We will contact you week commencing July 22nd to let you know if your challenge has been successfully selected to be developed further at our clinical innovation event.

Our 2023 clinical innovation event success stories:

Addressing user challenges in laparoscopic surgery

NHS consultant surgeon, Duncan Light, challenged Team to find a method for improving visibility during laparoscopic surgery. We created a low-cost, consumable device concept which enables simple and effective cleaning of the laparoscope, ready for patent file by Duncan.

Read the case study.

I thoroughly enjoyed my participation with Team Consulting. It was a real privilege to work with an experienced team of engineers and designers to share ideas on solving a common problem in laparoscopic surgery. It was an inspiring opportunity to experience front end innovation and to interact with a highly motivated team. I am very satisfied with the result of our project and looking forward to progressing the device further. I am immensely grateful to Team for the experience.

Duncan Light, Consultant upper GI surgeon

Delivering haemostats in laparoscopic surgery

We worked with Paul Hayes, CMO at Selentus Science and vascular surgeon, to develop a tool to quickly and safely deliver a large surface area haemostat pad to bleeds during laparoscopic surgery. We created a novel prototype solution that is now under patent review by Selentus Science, who plan to progress the surgical device into a full development.

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One of the things I love about innovation is overcoming challenges through hands on, practical design. Team has a great set of problem solvers that clearly have a huge range of experience dealing with MedTech problems. Working with them has been great because we now have some good, cost effective solutions we can take back to the NHS.

Paul Hayes, CMO, Selentus Science

A new method for interventional cardiac procedures

We partnered with consultant interventional cardiologist, Steve Hoole, to solve a clinical need: to reduce the complexity and patient recovery time when accessing the axillary artery during interventional cardiology procedures. Team developed a novel concept that improves accuracy during cardiac intervention and makes the procedure safer for patients and easier for clinicians. Steve has now set up Swerve Medical – a leading medical device company specialising in innovative vascular access devices for improved patient care.

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Problems in medicine are often best solved collaboratively and utilising skilled professionals from other disciplines and walks of life, who see problems from a completely different perspective, often generates new solutions.

This underpins the benefits Team can offer within a vibrant and creative innovation hub. The road to new discoveries in medicine can be arduous, but Team support innovators every step of the way from initial concept through to prototype and final IP submission and do so with measured optimism and positivity that is so important.

Dr Stephen Hoole, Interventional Cardiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital

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