NHS England has opened a consultation on its proposed MedTech Funding Mandate. The consultation will close on the 18th December 2019.
According to NHS England, the Mandate is a proposal to support getting innovative medical devices, diagnostics, and digital products to patients faster.
On the announcement, NHS England said:
“If we implement this policy, NHS England and NHS Improvement will review NICE guidance on medical technologies each year to identify medical devices, diagnostics and digital products that have been thoroughly assessed and recommended by NICE as being effective and capable of saving money within the first year. We will highlight these in annual guidance and we will expect hospitals and commissioning organisations to comply with this guidance where appropriate. We will also provide additional support by providing examples of how NHS organisations have implemented the innovations and by removing other barriers to their uptake such as duplicative procurement processes.”
Following the consultation, NHS England will host two engagement events:
- London; 16th December 11am – 1pm
- Leeds; 18th December 10am – 12pm