Latest News on COVID-19

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Update:

Through this, an unsettling time, we would like to highlight that MidTECH Innovations is still open for business. We appreciate that many individuals that work for the NHS and alongside the NHS across the West Midlands will have other priorities during this period. However, we would like you to know that we are still here to help and that if you have any innovations relating to COVID-19 or need any IP advice for COVID-19 research, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will also be keeping you and our community connected and updated through our social media channels.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our colleagues in the NHS and all other key workers that continue to help with the fight against coronavirus. We would like to thank them all for their brave efforts and help in keeping this country running. The MidTECH team thanks them for their tireless, hard work in the face of adversity.

 

COVID-19 Government Guidelines:

If you would like more information on COVID-19 please follow the latest guidelines from the government:

Here is the latest government information and advice for all businesses, employees and employers:

 

Looking after your mental health during COVID- 19:

Every mind matters. Here are 10 tips from the NHS  to help if you are worried about coronavirus:

Here are some apps that ORCHA have suggested to help children and young people with their mental health during coronavirus:

 

How you could help the fight against COVID-19:

West Midlands Academic Healthcare Science Network, have also coordinated a NHS response to identify and enable the implementation of technologies that respond to areas of highest priority action, in particular solutions for remote consultation and patient monitoring, diagnostics and point-of-care testing.

How to get in touch

If you are a company or an innovator with a potential COVID-19 related solution, please contact the relevant national agency direct:

Vaccines

Contact Public Health England: nervtag@phe.gov.uk

Ventilators

Contact the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS): ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk or call 0300 456 3565

Innovation and Tech

Contact NHSX: DNHSX@nhsx.nhs.uk

Diagnostics

Contact Public Health England: coviddiagnostics@phe.gov.uk

If you have any other solutions (not specifically COVID-19 related) that could be useful to the health and care system during this unprecedented time, you can access AHSN advice and support by visiting www.ahsninnovationexchange.co.uk.

For more information please click on the following link:

 
COVID-19: Open call for innovation in rapid sanitising technology for ambulances:

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances. This is all to help the national effort against coronavirus. If you would like more information on this, please click on the following link:

 

How our local university is helping:

The University of Birmingham is part of a consortium taking part in a £20 million study to combat COVID-19 and prepare the UK to respond to future pandemics. For more information click on the following link:

The University of Birmingham is also supporting Birmingham’s frontline staff by making hand sanitiser. If you would like more information, click on the following link: 

 

If you have any ideas, news or advice during this time please don’t hesitate to contact us on enquiries@midtech.org.uk.  We are all dealing with an unknown situation which comes with much stress. Please all take care and thank you.

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