An invention by a Scots doctor has been named one of the top 10 health innovations of last year.

The RhinoPinch nose clip helps stop nosebleeds by placing pressure on the bridge of the nose.

It was the brainchild of Ayr’s Dr Akuafo Agbenyega who works at Crosshouse Hospital. The invention has made it onto the NHS Supply Chain’s Top 10 innovations list – a location for all suppliers who want to register new products for potential use.

Dr Agbenyega said: “For the device to be in the top 10 is the icing on the cake. My wish is for the RhinoPinch to be available in homes in first aid kits and for it to be readily available for the elderly who sometimes have to go through a lot to get to hospital for a simple nose bleed.”

Helen Corner from Scottish Health Innovations Ltd, set up by NHS Scotland to help develop and bring new products or technologies to market, said: “It was great news to hear the RhinoPinch was named a top 10 innovation.”

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