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MedTech Funding Mandate Policy Shared Learning Session

2 December 2022

On 15 November, MedTech and Digital, Innovation, Research and Life Sciences team held a collaborative event with the MedTech Funding Mandate (MTFM) policy stakeholders to reflect on the first 18 months of the policy.

Michaela Russell and Fay Allen from NHS Supply Chain Innovation team were joined by Thomas Mathers, Buyer Medical IT, NHS Supply Chain and Tom Outram a Clinical Advisor in NHS Supply Chain: Cardio-vascular, Radiology, Endoscopy, Audiology and Pain Management tower, in sharing our experience of the MTFM policy and having in-depth discussions with colleagues from across the NHS landscape on future developments and opportunities.

Thomas, presented on ‘enabling procurement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions’ detailing the challenges, and progress of customers ordering non tangible products. As technology continues to develop this session drove interest and questions around the future and workings of digital pathways.

Tom, showcased Value Based Procurement (VBP) opportunities aligned to two of the MTFM products. The presentation and discussion centred around value, benefits and improvements to patient pathways. The topic of VBP was well received with requests for a more detailed future session.

Thanks for supporting the session and super interesting to learn more about supply chain capabilities and approach.

Daniel Bamford, Deputy Director, Medtech and Digital, Innovation, Research and Life Sciences, NHS England

NHS Supply Chain attended the MedTech funding mandate learning session and presented to attendees on how they enable procurement of AI products help systems achieve cost savings through value based procurement. They made crucial contributions to a day of shared learning and helped provide insights which will allow partners and stakeholders to continue improving and delivering the policy.

Philip Corran, MTFM Policy Manager, NHS England

The event was an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of the policy, using our collective experiences from its first 18 months.