NHS Innovation and Technology Payment

Executive Summary

  • The Innovation and Technology Payment system is an evolution of the Innovation and Technology Tariff to help the NHS to adopt innovative technologies faster
  • The scheme is not aimed at experimental technologies, but proven innovations which have have financial or procurement barriers preventing their widespread adoption. These technologies should deliver efficiency, offering an overall savings within a year
  • Successful technologies are selected through a competitive process and NHS England will support their adoption
  • The programme is not suitable for pharmaceuticals or for research projects – it is for medical devices, digital platforms, and technologies
  • The Innovation and Technology Payment system is run by NHS England’s Innovation and Research Unit in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs)