In November 2022 we were delighted that the Dundas Medal was awarded to the team behind the SPOT app.
The SPOT app aims to revolutionise the way that opioids are prescribed, reducing error, cost to the NHS and safeguarding patients and staff. SPOT is the only CE-marked, clinically validated equianalgesic opioid converter in clinical practice.
Born out of a genuine clinical need, SPOT creator, Dr Roger Flint, was inspired to create an app to help other junior doctors and prescribers switch opioids safely, after a position he found himself in two weeks after graduating from medical school.
PATCH established the Dundas Medal in partnership with the The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, to recognise efforts to improve provision of palliative care for patients in hospital. The Dundas Medal is open to medical, nursing or paramedical individuals or teams working in any hospital setting in the UK.
PATCH (Palliation And The Caring Hospital) is the first charity to specifically support 24/7 specialist palliative care for patients in Scottish hospitals. It does this by funding hospitals to provide resources such as dedicated beds, staff training, advisory services and research.