Strategic Partnering with Medtronic

The industry facing activities of the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside (AHSP) have been instrumental in building the relationship between the University of Dundee, Tayside Health Board and Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical technology companies, and bringing them together under a 3 year Strategic Partnership Agreement.  The partnership’s ultimate aim is to promote high-quality education, training and patient care.

Substantial progress has been made in taking this forward, with Medtronic citing the Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (DIHS) as one of its four centres of excellence in training and education across Europe, Middle East and Africa as it launches Medtronic Impact – an innovative education programme focussed on individually tailored programmes designed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs) based on their specific learning needs.


"By partnering with world class institutions we are able to radically transform how we design and deliver training and education”.

Mike Roby
Senior Director, Learning & Innovation, Medtronic


"I have been impressed with what Dundee has to offer and I look forward to working in partnership with them across our areas of mutual interest with a view to improve patient outcomes."

Jackie Fielding
Vice President, Medtronic UK & Ireland

Medtronic is now established in the co-management and promotion of the DIHS, formerly the Cuschieri and Clinical Skills Centres within Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, with substantive ‘in-kind’ and financial investment agreed to support the Institute’s development and major refurbishment.  This will support the company’s aims to provide HCPs with access to the very best training using state of the art technology and teaching methods alongside the Institute’s aim to significantly increase the number of HCPs coming to Dundee to learn how to deliver the very best healthcare that they can.


Medtronic is also currently supporting NHS Tayside’s Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards offering staff and the public a chance to recognise an individual, service or team for delivering outstanding patient care or going the extra mile in their job. 


Other ongoing developments from the partnership include potential work with Medtronic’s Research & Development facilities in Europe, and a project involving up to fifty University of Dundee students contributing to the development of innovative augmented reality tools to enhance medical and anatomical education.  More details to follow.

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