Ready to roll: how nationally funded innovations are taking the NHS by storm

NHS Confederation | August 2018 |Ready to roll: how nationally funded innovations are taking the NHS by storm

Dr Liz Mear chief executive of the Innovation Agency, discusses a new national programme helping health and care providers overcome the barriers to adopting and spreading innovation. She emphasises that there’s no catch involved in NHS NHS England’s Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programme, which was launched earlier this year. The ITP funds the cost of evaluating  four  ‘real-world’ products to overcome financial barriers and encourage speedy uptake across the country.

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This follows the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT) launched in 2017 and live until March 2019 – which offers seven other innovations for free.

Dr Mair also acknowledges some of the challenges of adopting “free” technology, X acknowledges that “even when new products are free, there are reasons why health and care providers struggle to introduce them”.

For instance, considerations such as how the new product will impact on practice

will it require staff training or changes in process, it may also create additional work for  the procurement and finance team

Mair also signposts to the report from the King’s Fund Adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS, which draws lessons from eight innovations that have overcome obstacles to be successfully adopted in the NHS (Source: NHS Confederation).
Read the full news item at NHS Confederation 

See also:

The AHSN Network Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP)

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