Virtual reality system piloted to help spot diabetes-related emergencies

The NHS England diabetes team has partnered with virtual reality medical training company Oxford Medical Simulation to train doctors in a bid to improve care for patients with diabetes | via Med-Tech Innovation

The training will allow doctors to practice in virtual reality medical emergencies. Dr Partha Kar, NHS England clinical director of diabetes said: “Embracing technology is at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan and training doctors using virtual reality is another example of modernising the NHS to help improve care for patients with diabetes.”

Combining clinical expertise from the NHS, volunteer patient input and world leading virtual reality software, doctors can now put on virtual reality headsets and practice taking care of patients as often as they want, without risking lives.

The system is being piloted through Health Education England in a multicentre trial in the South of England, with development funded by Novo Nordisk. If supported by evidence from the pilot there are plans for further roll-outs nationwide throughout 2019.

Full detail at Med-Tech Innovation

See also:  NHS pilots virtual reality system to help spot diabetes-related emergencies | Diabetes UK

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