Innovation

Clinical and Product Assurance

Innovation

CaPA are committed to supporting the introduction of new technology and innovation into the UK health and care system, and work with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), NHS England and a range of partner organisations to deliver this.

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For example, NHS Supply Chain are the delivery partner for the HealthTech Connect system, which launched in April 2019.

HealthTech Connect is a secure online system for identifying and supporting health technologies that:

  • Offer novel benefits to patients or healthcare professionals compared to those already offered by current practice, or
  • Provide a system or resource benefit to the UK health and care system compared to those already offered by current practice.

This new system, developed by NICE and funded by NHS England, is intended for medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health innovations as they move from inception to adoption in the UK health and care system.

Suppliers wishing to submit product innovations for the NHS to review should do so via the HealthTech Connect website. All submissions are reviewed in a timely manner, with feedback given directly to the company. If a product is selected for further progression it will be fast-tracked onto a legally compliant framework to enable the wider NHS to benefit from this innovation as soon as possible.

See our Useful Links 🔗 section to visit the HealthTech Connect website, or email contactus@healthtechconnect.org.uk.