In April 2017, NHS England launched the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT) in partnership with Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) so that NHS sites in their regions have access to and can benefit from the latest innovations.

The NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programme went live on 1 April 2018, in follow-up to the ITT. Both programmes aim to remove financial barriers to the uptake of innovative products into the NHS to improve care for patients. Find out more about the ITP programme here.

The five innovations on the ITT and the four innovations on the ITP are available to health and care providers until spring 2019 on three different cost models, after which the support will be reviewed.

The five innovations  on the ITT that care providers can order directly from the supplier at no cost are:

Non-Injectable Arterial Connector Implementation

An arterial connecting system to reduce bacterial contamination and the accidental administration of medication.
Read the implementation toolkit.

PneuX (ITT)

A pneumonia prevention system, which is designed to stop ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Read the implementation toolkit.


A web-based application for the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Read the implementation toolkit.

The innovation to be reimbursed based on the number of uses is:

EpiScissors-60 (ITT)

Guided mediolateral episiotomy scissors to minimise the risk of obstetric injury.
Read the implementation toolkit.

The innovation provided at the same cost as current procedures is:

Urolift (ITT)

An alternative surgical procedure that can be performed as a day case for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common and chronic condition where the enlarged prostate can make it difficult for a man to pass urine.

Download the NHS England ITT technical notes.