The AHSN Network is a key member of the AAC, the umbrella organisation for UK health innovation, the front door to support for innovators and sets the strategy for a more effective innovation ecosystem. It makes it easier for innovators to navigate the UK healthcare system, streamline the development process for promising healthcare innovation, identify gaps in the UK’s innovation support offer and get breakthrough innovations into the NHS and to patients faster than previously. Find out more.

Rapid Uptake Products (RUP)

The Rapid Uptake Products (RUP) programme has been designed to support stronger adoption and spread of proven innovations. It identifies and supports products with NICE approval that support the NHS Long Term Plan’s key clinical priorities, but have lower than expected uptake to date. Find out more.

Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF)

The Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF) is available to help NHS organisations integrate the Rapid Uptake Products into everyday practices. PTF will support projects to overcome barriers to deploying these products. Find out more.

MedTech Funding Mandate

The NHS Long Term Plan committed to accelerate the uptake of selected innovative medical devices, diagnostics and digital products to patients faster, by developing the MedTech Funding Mandate policy, which is delivered in partnership with AHSNs. Find out more.

Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP)

Delivered in partnership with the AHSNs, the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) was an NHS England programme that ran up to April 2021, to accelerate adoption of innovative medical devices, diagnostics, and digital products by removing some of the financial and procurement barriers. Find out more.