nnl 200Nuclear 2 Health is a project bringing together the nuclear industry, NHS and academia in a bid to identify technologies and knowledge which can be transferred from the nuclear sector to the health sector.

The project includes:
- NNL
- Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Britain’s Energy Coast
- The University of Manchester
- University of Cumbria
- University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Forthcoming events include the Nuclear 2 Health Technology Transfer Workshop.

Date: Tuesday 11th March 2014, 09:30-16:30
Location: West Lakes Science & Technology Park – Samuel Lindow Building

NNL is participating in what will be a productive and interesting workshop and would like to invite those interested to attend and also lend their opinion and expertise. This will help us identify opportunities for transferring technology utilised within the nuclear industry to the health sector.

Purpose of the Event
To bring together people from the healthcare and nuclear sectors in an ‘open innovation’ environment to brainstorm on possible technologies, tools, and skills from the nuclear sector that could be transferred to the medicine and healthcare sector.

What is Nuclear 2 Health?
Technologies such as radiation dose modelling and the use and production of isotopes have previously been developed for use in the NHS with success and are now making a positive impact on patient care.

The Nuclear 2 Health steering group in Cumbria comprises of representatives from academia, the nuclear industry and the wider NHS. As a group we have already undertaken literature reviews of previous non-nuclear technology transfer and begun the process of collaborating with key stakeholders to pave the way towards identifying significant and transferrable nuclear technologies.

Workshop Registration
The workshop will take place 09:30 – 16:30 on 11th March 2014 at the West Lakes Science & Technology Park, Samuel Lindow Building. Please call 01228 616291 or email cachet@cumbria.ac.uk to register your attendance.

Programme
- Short technology presentation
- Workshop to focus on potential use of the technologies with the health sector
- Short presentations to identify problems within the NHS with potential technology cures
- Workshop to match health issues with technology applications
- Review of the day and future analysis

Please get involved on 11th March and influence the future technology transfer from Nuclear 2 Health. Please feel free to invite colleagues and contacts who may have an interest in this exciting project.

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