NHS Devices Deal

NHS England has announced its new nationwide system for purchasing high cost medical devices and implants which should result in more than £60 million to invest into specialist care within the first two years of the scheme.

At the moment it costs NHS England about £500 million to reimburse specialist units for devices such as implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for people with abnormal heart rhythms, bone-anchored hearing aids and bespoke prosthetics, and there is huge variation in the prices which hospital trusts pay for these products.

A single national approach for purchasing and supplying these devices has now been agreed between NHS England and NHS Business Services Authority. The new system for hospital trusts to order devices for specialist services will be operated by NHS Supply Chain.

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Published on 11. April 2016 in News UK