Professor Clark is actively involved in supporting healthcare technology innovation, creating partnerships and working environments, and providing knowledge and advice that support the translation of research into real medical technology. His insights and experience are invaluable in supporting the clinicans, academics and commercial organisations in their development of innovative medical technology.
Receiving the award, Professor Clark said:
I am delighted to have been awarded the Innovation Gold Medal. In my early career I was fortunate to be supported by a progressive, research-active department that allowed me time to develop as a research scientist as well as picking up valuable NHS operational experience. In my later career, I’ve tried to provide similar support to others by devoting time to creating environments to facilitate healthcare innovation inside the NHS, in the university sector and in industry.
This is his second significant award of the year, having already picked up the NHS England Chief Scientific Officer's award for "Developing Partnerships to Improve Outcomes" for the Centre for Healthcare Technologies.
More about Professor Dan Clark
Dan Clark founded the Centre for Healthcare Equipment and Technology Adoption (CHEATA), a commercial unit set up within Clinical Engineering at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, to help developers and manufacturers get their medical devices NHS-ready and gather the evidence they need to help get them adopted by the NHS.
In 2016 he joined forces with Professor Steve Morgan to found the Centre for Healthcare Technologies, which incorporates CHEATA, to help accelerate the pathway from scientific discovery to clinical adoption.
He is also a member of NICE’s Medical Technology Advisory Committee and a collaborating member of both the International Federation for Medical and Biomedical Engineering Health Technology Assessment Division and Clinical Engineering Divison.