Computational Physics and Innovation
The Computational Physics and Innovation section of the Department provides a range of specialist scientific services to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals and undertakes a range of research and development (R&D) projects in close collaboration with other departments in both the Trust and University.
- Scientific computing
- Scientific computer system management
- Scientific support to the Trust dialysis programme
- Specialist physiological measurements
R&D activity plays an important role in this section and activity centres on externally-funded, peer-reviewed projects in the fields of mathematical modelling, bioimpedance, vascular engineering, renal dialysis and decision support.
Staff within the section work closely with those in other sections of the Department and the wider Trust to develop and implement technological and innovative solutions to things that range from the need to improve existing departmental procedures through to the evaluation of hi-tech medical devices and determination of the best way of making them work with the Trust’s infrastructure.
The Renal Scientists provide comprehensive professional scientific support to the Department of Renal Medicine based at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, and advance patient care in the wider renal community. They work within the renal multidisciplinary team to facilitate the identification of aspects of care where safety, outcomes and/or cost effectiveness can be improved, and to implement quality improvement initiatives. They also provide day-to-day advice on scientific aspects of renal care in general and individual cases, maintain and develop clinical decision aids, support research and audit projects and manage the data extraction required for the UK Renal Registry and NHSBT. As the only UK unit with this dedicated service, the Renal Scientists in Leeds are frequently asked to speak and organise hands-on workshops at conferences, and to participate in national and international quality initiative and educational projects.