RELAX Anaesthetics™ Wins AAGBI Innovation Award

Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Peter Brooks has won an Innovation Award from the AAGBI (The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland) for providing the inspiration for RELAX Anaesthetics, a tablet-based tool for distracting and calming children before anaesthesia. RELAX Anaestheticswas created by Imagineear working in a development and co-funding partnership with CW+, the health charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

RELAX Anaestheticsis already an NHS Innovation Challenge 2015 Acorn Award winner for small ideas that make a big difference to young patients and staff. It also saves clinicians’ time, reduces anaesthetic drugs costs and improves patient and parent experience. The tablet is also formulated to capture anonymised data on, for example, procedure lengths and types of intervention.

Peter, a Paediatric Anaesthetist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, made his presentation bid for the AAGBI Prize for Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain 2016 at the Association’s Winter Scientific Meeting held in January 2016.

“I am delighted that the potential of this project has been recognised by the AAGBI Innovation Committee,” said Peter Brooks. “I would like to acknowledge the contribution made by Daisy Fancourt whose enthusiasm and support made the initial funding from CW+ possible. The Relax Anaesthetics tablet has been tested at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital by Dr Corina Lee and colleagues where it provides a better experience for anxious children and their families and is attracting interest from hospital trusts around the country.”

“Surgical units in trusts and hospitals as well as individual anaesthetists are acquiring RELAX Anaestheticsand enthusiasm for it has built considerably throughout this year,” said Clare Cooper-Hammond, Managing Director of Imagineear. “We delighted that Peter has gained acknowledgement for his idea.”



To purchase RELAX Anaestheticsplease contact:

Clare Cooper-Hammond
Imagineear Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)845 680 7770

About Imagineear Ltd

Imagineear is a leading provider of multimedia content and technology solutions. We design and produce multilingual content, which we often integrate with existing archive materials, as well as live audio. We publish to smartphones, and to smart devices on-site, working with sports venues, cultural sites and the healthcare sector. In London and Amsterdam we have experienced content, hardware, software and data solution teams. Our goal is to help our clients deliver exceptional value and memorable experiences to their visitors, both on- and off-site.

About CW+

The Art and Science of Patient Care – Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity

We exist to make care better for patients and their families through pioneering research, innovation, art and design.