How will technology funding for GPs make life better for patients?
The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) has announced the companies that will receive money from the second round of funding for developing innovative technologies for general practice.
The NHS England initiative, working with 15 academic health science networks, aims to reduce pressure on GPs.
The £8.7m funding will be split between 10 companies. Each will receive between £700,000 and £1m.
The technologies include:
- a simple, low-cost test for sepsis
- a test for bacterial infection and antibiotic susceptibility
- self-care asthma monitoring
- a device to measure the breath to distinguish a viral from a bacterial respiratory tract infection
- a test for the vital signs of heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation that can be administered while booking in with receptionist