Calling all young people: What do you think about using technology to manage healthcare at home?

Tuesday 6 February 2024

NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative are delighted to support a collaborative PhD programme with the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (GOSH BRC), the Insigneo Institute at the University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. 

We will have four exceptional PhD students joining us this year (applications are currently open for two places), each with their own unique project to develop new technologies to improve healthcare for children and young people. Each project will involve the researchers working with clinicians, academics, industrial partners and of course, children and young people and their families to make sure the technologies are truly fit for purpose and fulfil an important unmet need in the healthcare community. A unique theme within this programme is the aim to improve the accessibility of healthcare for young people by creating technologies that help them manage their health more effectively from home.

As part of the new PhD programme, we would love to hear what young people think about using technologies in the home to manage health conditions through an online survey. 

The survey will be open until the end of February and is open to any young people, whether they have a long-term condition or not, as well as their parents and carers.

To complete the survey and for more information about the PhD programme, please use the links below. If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr Gemma Wheeler at