The AAGBI Award for Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain 2017 is open to all Great Britain and Ireland-based anaesthetists, intensivists and pain specialists. The 2017 Prize was presented at the AAGBI Winter Scientific Meeting on Friday 13 January 2017.

The AAGBI 2017 Award for Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain was presented at the AAGBI Winter Scientific Meeting on Friday 13 January 2017. Congratulations to Robert Neighbour and Roger Eltringham (a team from Diamedica (UK) Ltd, assisted by the charity Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide) for their innovative project 'An oxygen reservoir for use in difficult environments'.

Well done also to the joint runners up:

  •     The SOLOX ™  System: Susan Dorsch, Roger Eltringham, Ulva Konsburg, Robery Neighbour and David Peel.
  •     The :Tansen Videolaryngoscope": Dr Chris Lambert Royal Free Hospital, London

Thank you to Fannin, Intersurgical and Fujifilm Sonosite for supporting the 2017 Award.

The aims of the AAGBI Prize for Innovation

The AAGBI Prize raises awareness among anaesthetists about the importance of inventions and promoting the culture of innovation:

  1. To promote innovation in anaesthesia and intensive care
  2. To help individuals in their product development journey' from concept to the finished product
  3. To facilitate introduction to the medical equipment manufacturers or relevant organisation
  4. To facilitate testing of new equipment or an idea
  5. To facilitate marketing of a new product or an idea.


Sponsorship opportunities
If you are interested in sponsor opportunities relating to the 2017 AAGBI Innovation Award, please contact AAGBI Marketing & Communications Manager, Stephanie Addington, email or call 020 7631 8854. For more information visit here.

Previous winning entries for the AAGBI Prize for Innovation:

2016 - Relax Anaesthetics by Dr Peter Brooks, Consultant Anaesthetist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Case study of Relax Anaesthetics, featured in Anaesthesia News, May 2016

2015 - The Non Injectable Arterial Connector (NIC) by Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam
2014 - 'SAFIRA - Safe Injection System for Regional Anaesthesia by Dr Emad Fawzy.
2013 - 'The Mobile Capnograph' by Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide.
2012 -  'Air-Free Drip Chamber' by Dr James Limb and 'Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anaesthesia with an Optimised Ultrasound Transducer' by Dr Graeme McLeod.

Innovation panel

Dr Gerry Keenan
Dr Kathleen Ferguson
Dr Tim Meek
Prof Tim Cook
Dr John Goddard
Prof Judith Hall
Dr Bernie Liban
Prof Monty Mythen
Dr Patrick Magee
Prof Jaideep Pandit
Prof Robert Sneyd
Dr Neil Soni
Prof Steve Yentis

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