New ERA for maternity safety

Season 21, Episode 45,   Jun 06, 2023, 03:30 PM

An entrepreneurial doctor whose company is backed by the Innovation Agency, has become an Innovation Fellow with the NHS Innovation Accelerator.
Dr Michael Watts has helped to create a patient-centred, emergency-support software system designed to improve safety in maternity - Emergency Role Allocation (ERA).
ERA was the brainchild of midwife Caroline Lacey, of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
Michael is one of 17 new Innovation Fellows, selected to help spread cutting-edge solutions with the potential to transform healthcare.
In this podcast, Michael and Caroline tell us how the innovation came about – and the potential for the system to improve the safety of patients in a range of settings.
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