In a world where we have to navigate highly contagious viruses like SARS, COVID and others, it is becoming increasingly important to have the capability to deliver a broad selection of clinical services in a variety of outreach settings. Many of these are not fit for purpose and may discourage people from coming in for treatment.
Our MOVE™ clinical bays are intended to convert standard public transportation vehicles into rapid, responsive Mobile Treatment Units (MTUs) that can be used for a wide range of use cases.
There is an urgent Public Health requirement for cost efficient mass vaccination programmes - both seasonal flu and COVID vaccines.
This year there has been a significant increase in the amount of seasonal flu vaccines being offered by including an additional cohort of around 15m people (e.g. over 50’s & shielding) representing increased pressure on the health system.
Projections by the NHS Confederation show that the NHS waiting list is expected to rise from about 4.2 million currently to about 10 million by Christmas.
This assumes the health service makes a steady return to full capacity within the next 12 months.
In a new report, the NHS Confederation said healthcare services were operating at a reduced capacity of about 60% because of infection control measures.
COVID19 safety compliance and preservation of health system capacity requires a cost-efficient solution to divert vulnerable populations from health settings for delivery of these vaccines.
Typically this is occurring in community settings such as flu surgeries in village halls where social distancing adherence is lower, and risk of transmission is high.
This model requires target populations attending in person, often using public transport to do so, representing further community contagion risk. Populations in rural communities run the risk of being left out of mass immunisation programmes altogether.
Health system capacity risks being overwhelmed by the combination of delivery of vaccines and the triaging of a significant backlog of patients accumulated during the lockdown.
We will be living with COVID19 for the foreseeable future and large scale vaccination programmes will be an annual requirement for the protection of both public health and economic recovery and security.
MOVE medical bays are intended to be an additional tool that can be rapidly deployed by any local NHS entity be it a GP office, local hospital or Primary Care Network at a moment's notice to respond to a constantly evolving situation.
MOVE medical bays can be rapidly installed in any standard single or double-decker bus in a matter of days by any local coachworks company - no special tools or skills required.
Once MOVE bays have been fitted, buses can be deployed to any location required - no need to wait for specialised transport equipment or licenses to drive to the desired work site.
Once the initial requirement has been fulfilled, MOVE bays can be stored in containers ready to be installed again to meet any future need.
MOVE clinical bays can be used in a variety of public transport vehicles to take vaccination delivery direct to the public . It is a public health priority to provide prompt access to vaccination for specific cohorts whilst simultaneously reducing the need for these individuals to travel. Key target communities include care homes, student populations, ageing populations, rural communities, and vulnerable people in deprived areas.
Rapid ‘lateral flow testing’ is currently being planned for multiple local authority areas in the UK. MOVE clinical bays can be rapidly deployed to proactively respond to and manage COVID19 hotspots in the lead up to achieving population herd immunity through vaccine deployment.
Blood testing and phlebotomy is one particular area that is falling behind as a direct result of the COVID pandemic.
Rapid access to rural communities reducing the need for individuals to travel, with the ability to target vulnerable people /deprived areas lacking in accessible public transport infrastructure.
Clinical trials are increasingly delivered across multiple sites to boost patient recruitment, in a variety of settings ranging from care homes to rural locations.
Deployment of MOVE clinical bays allows clinical trials to proceed on tight time schedule protocols, without the need to source and lease mobile clinical vehicles and be held hostage to supplier availability, often at high cost.
Reusability of MOVE clinical bays means that they can be stored and redeployed at any time, lowering the costs for vital research out in the field.
Continuity of Education has been a priority for the Government and essential for the health, wellbeing and future life chances of young people in the UK. COVID outbreaks in schools with staff and students self isolating has led to partial school closures and diminished opportunities for students who have already spent a significant period of time out of education during the course of the pandemic.
Responsive deployment of MOVE clinical bays directly to educational settings for targeted delivery of lateral flow tests will identify asymptomatic cases, reduce community spread, and eliminate needless self isolation protocol, allowing staff to remain in work and safeguarding young people’s futures.
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As you can imagine, people have had a variety of questions about the MOVE project and many of them follow common themes. We've complied a list of the most commonly asked questions and provided answers to help everyone better understand the project.
Project MOVE clinical bays are individual workspaces specifically designed to fit into single-decker buses and high top vans. The kits include all the walls, supports, fixtures, fittings, lights, power sockets and (depending on your requirements) storage lockers, fridges, etc.
We do not supply buses or vans but we do have strong relationships with national bus companies like Go-Ahead Group and leasing companies like AFL Leasing for vans where we will be happy to make introductions.
We currently have Kits available for Mercedes Citaro buses, Mercedes Sprinter and VW Crafter vans.
There are two types of kit currently available:
- Bus Kits for 2-door Mercedes Citaro buses including 3 bays and a staff area have a list price of £20,000.
- Van Kits for high-top, long wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, or Ford Transit vans including 2 bays have a list price of £15,000.
Prices include all fixtures & fittings and labour for installation.
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE bus or van associated costs.
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