The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) has published its June 2019 board papers, providing insights on both the remit and on measuring the impact of the AAC.
The board papers acknowledge the boosted role of the AAC as requested by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
The board papers summarise the six priority areas for innovation and initial proposals on what the AAC should deliver in the next 12 months. In addition, the board also welcomed expanded latitude in the remit of the AAC:
“The board members welcomed the flexibility on the selection criteria for early stage products and noted that it would drive the AACs new functionality. The board also acknowledged some key challenges with the expanded remit, including application of NICEs methods, commercial negotiations and supporting adoption.”
On measuring the AAC’s impact, the board noted the three important metrics for success of the AAC:
“…a paper on measuring the impact of the AAC, which summarised the three levels of measurement: how ‘pro-innovation’ England is as a country, the AAC’s contribution to this national picture, and the rapid uptake products’ contribution to the AAC. The paper proposed an interim approach to commencing this measurement, as well as a longer-term programme of work to align and improve measurement of the innovation ecosystem.”
Read more about the AAC on MAP Online.