Working closely with patients, carers, clinicians, researchers and small and large industry, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Enteric Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) is one of eight HTCs set up following the success of the initial pilot scheme. NIHR Enteric HTC has been granted funding at the maximum level by NIHR until 2018. This will enable us to build on our achievements during the pilot phase.

Aims and Objectives

We seek to identify and assess unmet clinical need in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and bowel function, with a particular focus on patient benefit and improvement of quality of life. Working with our network of clinical and industry partners through our Technology Development Partnerships, our aim is to facilitate the development of innovative new technologies, leading ultimately to better take-up into the NHS.

Who We Work With

NIHR Enteric HTC works to benefit all those concerned with problems of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Patients can participate to improve their own healthcare.
  • Carers have the opportunity to extend their capacity to help others.
  • Frontline clinical & nursing staff realise the potential of their experience and imagination.
  • Clinical & academic researchers translate their research into practice.
  • Small Healthcare Technology companies can get support to implement and extend technologies and access clinical opinion and trial networks.
  • Large Healthcare Technology companies can get early access to the latest technologies.
  • NHS purchasers get products & services tailored to their requirements.