SecuraCath – improving patient safety and experience

Episode 31,  Nov 01, 2021, 06:00 AM

More than 100 hospital trusts in England have adopted a device that improves the experience of patients – and saves money for the NHS.

SecuraCath secures central venous catheters without requiring sutures or adhesives, improving patient safety and experience.

It’s been spread by the country’s 15 AHSNs through the Accelerated Access Collaborative’s Innovation and Technology Payment programme and is now supported through the Med Tech Funding Mandate.

It was first used in the UK by the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, after being taken up by Clinical Interventions Lead Nurse Carol McCormick.

In this episode, Carol talks to Dr Phil Jennings as part of a series of podcasts about innovations being fast-tracked into use in the NHS.

To contact Carol with any questions about introducing SecurAcath, she can be emailed at: carol.mccormick3@nhs.net.

Read more here on the AHSN Network website:
https://www.ahsnnetwork.com/more-than-100-nhs-trusts-now-using-ahsn-supported-medical-device-to-secure-catheters-more-effectively

Find out more about the AAC Rapid Uptake Products programme here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/aac/what-we-do/what-innovations-do-we-support/rapid-uptake-products/