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We are NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative

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, UK

Surgical Technologies

Mr Iain Hennessey
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Liverpool, UK

Rare Diseases

Dr Larissa Kerecuk
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Birmingham, UK


Dr Richard Iles
Evelina Children’s Hospital
London, UK


Dr Quentin Campbell-Hewson & Dr Gail Halliday
Great North Children’s Hospital
Newcastle, UK

Epilepsy, Movement, and Muscle Disorders

Dr Helen Cross
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London, UK


Dr Helena Gleeson
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, UK

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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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