We have been approached by the Royal Academy of Engineering, on behalf of NHS England, to ask if we as a Professional Engineering Institution could support the NHS in providing technical expertise to the Health Service over the coming weeks.
IOM3 is planning to profile the vital role of our members in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. It is clear that IOM3 members have an essential role in providing materials for the new hospitals, PPE for the NHS and in driving new medical devices/ventilators to support patients battling coronavirus.
The Prime Minister unveiled strict measures on 23 March 2020 to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 stating that, ‘people should leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where "absolutely necessary", shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.
The Gas Safety Trust, UK, is looking to fund smaller, short-term, innovative and experimental projects based on unproven ideas that have potential to contribute to overall understanding of carbon monoxide.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global challenge. The Royal Academy of Engineering is keen to help identify potential solutions and facilitate useful contacts across its national and international engineering networks that could help our governments solve problems and assist the public health response.