Solving surgical challenges in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England

07 May 2024 4min read

Team Consulting

Company update

Team Consulting is partnering with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) to run a series of innovation events to help surgeons unleash their creative potential and shape the future of surgical technology. Members of RCS England can apply to attend the June launch event where we will explore how to incorporate user design, navigate regulatory compliance and discover pathways to funding and more.

Ready to make your clinical innovation idea a reality? Register for the June launch event now!

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In June 2023, Team partnered with three leading UK clinicians to help them develop novel solutions to real clinical challenges. This year, we are ready to do it all again in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. We are kicking things off with an innovation hub workshop on the 24th June to introduce surgeons from across the country to medical device and digital health innovation. Please note that this workshop is only open to RCS England members.

Our 2023 clinical innovation success stories:

Addressing user challenges in laparoscopic surgery

NHS consultant surgeon Duncan Light challenged Team to find a low-cost 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.

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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

Do you have an idea for a clinical innovation? Sign up for the innovation workshop here.

Looking for surgical device development support?

At Team Consulting, we thrive on helping start-ups and clinical innovators that their ideas from concept to reality. For over 38 years we have worked at the cutting edge of medical technology design, creating award-winning products that are both commercially successful and improve patient lives. Get in touch to find out how we could help you.

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