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Heart patients to benefit from innovation

Image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS.

A surgical suture that reduces the risk of infections like MRSA will also join the NHS scheme to help patients benefit from innovation.

Also due to come into use in the near future are a new type of bowel scope and a device that cuts infections caused by catheters. All have been supported by NHS England’s innovation and technology payment programme. More....