Leeds Teaching Hospitals seeks to engage market for its Innovation Pop-Up across seven digital areas: virtual care, network infrastructure, patient flow and more

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to engage the market across seven thematic areas – clinical communications, virtual care, operations, SMART buildings, inpatient central monitoring, patient flow and network infrastructure – with a view to suppliers of digital solutions in these areas exploring the prospect of membership to the trust’s Innovation Pop-Up.

The Innovation Pop-Up “is home to a growing community of high-tech start-ups led by clinicians and entrepreneurs focused on advancing modern medicine”. The trust shares that to date, the pop-up has worked with 150 companies across 15 countries including Norway, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and Canada.

The market engagement process is described as an opportunity for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals to “better understand the opportunities and associated patient and operational benefits” around technology, in order to meet the “real healthcare challenges of today and the future”.

For suppliers and entrepreneurs, membership to the Innovation Pop-Up is said to be an opportunity to “further support and grow links between industry, clinical experts and researchers”. This includes supporting the future design of healthcare facilities at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, with two new hospitals planned by 2030.

Interested organisations are encouraged to register their interest in attending the market engagement briefing by 3pm on 31 August. To access the link and to read the notice in full, please click here.

In other news from the trust, we recently shared how Leeds Teaching Hospitals has developed a new partnership to improve the quality of their cancer data with the aim of utilising it for research and exploring new care possibilities.

In December, we were joined by the trust’s chief clinical information officer Andy Webster and associate chief clinical information officer Georgie Duncan, for a discussion on the development and implementation of their electronic health record.

In addition, the trust joined us at our HTN Now virtual events to share updates on two digital projects; we heard how they developed an e-observation system to help them identify children at risk of clinical deterioration, and also heard about their experiences and learnings from embedding a criteria-led discharge pathway into their electronic health record.