Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust - Improving patient care



Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust (NuTH) worked with Newcastle University's Institute of Cellular Medicine on this KTP.

The Business Need

The aim of this KTP was to improve the understanding and management of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) in patients with advanced lung disease in the North East of England.

Company Benefits

"This KTP has brought together a wide range of specialists and provided them with a vehicle to offer high quality clinical care and research consistent with the vision of Newcastle Biomedicine."

- Dr Ian Forrest Consultant Physician, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Project awarded Certificate of Excellence by the KTP Grading Panel
  • A novel aero-digestive mixed disciplinary team established
  • Increase in patient referral numbers
  • Healthcare professional education via GP focus groups

Academic Benefits

  • Four academic papers published
  • Recognition as a national leader in aerodigestive physiology in chronic lung disease
  • Potential contribution to impact case study

Associate Benefits

  • Gained a wide range of professional, academic and clinical skills
  • Continuous employment accepted


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