The six regional nodes – one at each healthcare region – work to improve the prerequisites for conducting clinical studies and for increasing the quality of the studies.
Johan Wallman is a rheumatology specialist at Skåne University Hospital. He combines clinical work with research and uses the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register, SRQ, to improve the treatment and follow-up of patients with rheumatological diseases.
Initiatives are being taken throughout the country to ensure nurses with PhDs can continue to carry out research and at the same time keep on their work in patient-proximate nursing. Susanna Ågren is a specialist intensive care nurse who has a PhD and the position as “university nurse” in Linköping.
The patient-specific wound dressings of tomorrow are now being tested by combining renewable biomaterials from forestry together with 3D printing technology. This is just one of several examples of medical technology innovations.