UCL Public Policy


Addressing the need for a national registry of hearing implants

A small grant from Public Policy was provided to support this work by our UCL community to enhance policy engagement and impact.

4 February 2020

Project information

Grant: Engagement Award 
Awarded amount: £4,000
Awardee: Rishi Mandavia, UCL Ear Institute

Problem: The lack of any registry of hearing implants means there is no national information on their impact on patients that can help to develop national policy on hearing implants

Project: Exploring the requirements for a successful national registry through interviews and discussions with key professionals and patients

Policy audience: NICE; the Royal College of Surgeons; the Department of Health; health commissioners; professional ENT organisations; patients; hearing charities


Impacts and Outputs

There are plans for a consensus conference and publication of findings in the journal ENT by the end of 2017.

The project has successfully developed networks with Imperial College London Centre for Health Policy, the Department of Health, NHS England Commissioners, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, as well as patient hearing loss charities.

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