Launched at Expo 2018 on 5 September 2018, NHS England has developed the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) 2019-20.

Delivered with the support of the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), the ITP aims to deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – supporting the NHS to adopt innovative market-ready medical devices, diagnostics, digital platforms and technologies which have demonstrated improvement to the quality and efficiency of patient care, by removing financial or procurement barriers to uptake.

The programme

  • The Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) 2019/20 builds on the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT) and ITP 2018/19. It aims to support the NHS in adopting innovation by removing some of the  financial or procurement barriers which can inhibit uptake at scale.
  • It is a competitive process designed to scale up adoption of innovations and technologies that have already proved their clinical effectiveness and are ready for nationwide spread.
  • The ITP is looking to support medical devices, digital platforms and technologies. The programme is not suitable for pharmaceutical products or research projects.
  • We aim to select a range of cost effective innovations within our budgetary confines in order to have a wide-reaching impact on patient care, and maximise learning from the programme while fostering culture change.
  • The ITP programme forms part of a wider set of activities to support innovation in the NHS, led by NHS England with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).
  • The programme will be delivered with the support of the  AHSNs.
  • The ITP is specifically focused on low cost innovations which can deliver significant patient outcomes and savings to the NHS.
  • Applicants can be from healthcare, academia, commercial or voluntary sectors.
  • The implementation of any agreed payment mechanism or procurement will be operational from April 2019.
  • Day-to-day support and reporting will be via NHS England’s Innovation and Research Unit.

 

The closing date for applications is noon on 3 October 2018.

Read the application guidance here.

Access the application form here.

AHSNs can provide support and advice. Find your local AHSN here.

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