New type of splint for transporting FNOF

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a new, easy to use/re-use mechanism for moving patients with a fractured neck of femur which would self regulate/stabilise whilst the patient was in transit (help protect the patient from further injury to an already painful complaint).


At the request of the ambulance service clinical community the NHS National Innovation Centre ( commissioned three companies late last year to work with the ambulance service on the design and development of  a new type of device for fractured neck of femur.  These companies are working with West Midlands Ambulance Service, South West Ambulance Service, London Ambulance Service  and Prof Angus Wallace of Nottingham University to develop a working prototype device for clinical evaluation.


This work is now well underway but I wondered whether anyone on this group would like to keep a watching brief on developments or indeed be invited to the virtual project forum. Anyone who comes into contact with the patient on the FNoF pathway would be most welcome.  If anyone is interested please contact:


The devices being developed will be showcased at the next DoH International Healthcare EXPO at the ExCel Centre in London on October 6 and 7th.