An expert line-up of UK-based tech leaders have collaborated with MedTech marketing specialists, Halston Group, for an investigative report into the revolutionary technologies which are charging Britain's modern era of healthcare. Featuring collaborators from cutting-edge companies such as Kinsetsu, Panakeia, and Medicalchain, as well as industry facilitators like techUK, Nexus (University of Leeds), and the NIHR, the comprehensive report promises an eye-opening read.

MedTech + HealthTech: The New Realm of Patient Care looks at the emerging innovations and complex challenges for our new world of healthcare, as well as what the future holds for the industry. Contributors to the report deliver a range of innovative technology to the sector, including cutting-edge AI applied to detect cancers, intelligent asset-tracking solutions, and blockchain-enabled health records.

Jessica Farrow, head of digital communications and insight at Halston Group, said this about the report: “We are very excited to announce the publication of our latest report, ‘MedTech + HealthTech: The New Realm of Patient Care’.

“The purpose of the report is to showcase the incredible technology that’s being delivered here in the UK, with a particular dedication to what’s being achieved in the Leeds City Region. It demonstrates how we can foster innovation and provide advice for new entrants into the market to support their adoption journey.”

The report was inspired by the ramifications of the past few years which have catapulted the digital progression of the medical and healthcare sectors. The team at Halston Group aimed to investigate first-hand the emerging technology born from these changes, and how these innovations improve patient care.

Collaborators on this report include Elemental Healthcare, Cognitant, Kinsetsu, techUK, Medicalchain & MyClinic, Nexus (University of Leeds), Neuronostics, Panakeia, YOURMeds, Page White Farrer, Inovus Medical, Clarion, The Data Shed, and the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative (NHS).

Leeds, in particular, has played a significant role in the UK MedTech and HealthTech sectors. Innovation hubs such as Nexus (University of Leeds) have fostered innovation by providing dedicated support.

When asked about Leeds’ role in the growth of the MedTech sector, Dr Martin Stow, pro-vice chancellor: Business Engagement and Enterprise, University of Leeds, said: “Leeds is a thriving cluster for MedTech and Digital Health.

It’s home to two large hospitals and world-leading universities, and venture capital investment in Leeds tech start-ups and scale-ups has increased 88% year-on-year. A large part of the city’s success has been learning to bring various parties together to ensure they are all pulling in the same direction.”

He then added: “We’re proud to have worked in collaboration with Halston Group to create the whitepaper and demonstrate how MedTech is changing the face of patient care. I think that we often don’t show the work currently being done in the MedTech space, so reports like this are important as they shout about how the industry is collaborating to accelerate advancements.”

Off the back of the wave of energy in the city that comes as a result of the Leeds Digital Festival, Halston Group will be running a day-long MedTech event at Nexus on the second of November. The theme of The UK MedTech Innovation Assembly is the discovery and entrenchment of partnerships and collaborations, both interdisciplinary and geographically in the MedTech and HealthTech worlds and will see spokespeople from the Cambridge, Lancashire, Newcastle, Scotland and Midlands MedTech ecosystems. More details will be given towards the end of the summer.

Download the report MedTech and HealthTech: The New Realm of Patient Care here.