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We are NIHR CYP MedTech

NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) is a national organisation dedicated to developing paediatric medical technology in health areas with high disease burden and clear unmet needs.

NIHR CYP MedTech is one of the 11 MedTech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

We focus on developing medical technology in seven health areas. Our themes are led by expert and dedicated clinicians across the UK.

We offer:

  • A dedicated paediatric health care technology group established to facilitate collaborations between stakeholders to accelerate paediatric technology development
  • We work across the NHS and NIHR infrastructure to collaborate with children and families, health care professionals, academics, industry experts, and funders
  • Identification and validation of unmet needs in child health to support the targeted development of paediatric technology at scale
  • Guidance and expertise in grant writing, project management, and project support

Our Themes

Respiratory and Sleep

Prof Heather Elphick

Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield


Dr Quentin Campbell-Hewson & Dr Gail Halliday

Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle

Surgical Technologies

Dr Iain Hennessey

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

Rare Diseases

Dr Larissa Kerecuk

Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham


Dr Richard Iles

Evelina Children’s Hospital, London

Epilepsy, Movement, and Muscle Disorders

Dr Helen Cross

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London


Dr Helena Gleeson

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

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Over 90 SME’s

supported through the TITCH network

Over 100

clinical experts in child health through our networks

Over £6 million

leveraged through the TITCH network for new and innovative medical technology

Contact with over 90

children and families across our PPI activity

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