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Innovation

Spotlight on innovation

Supplier InnovationWe are commited to supporting innovation and working with both existing and new suppliers to bring innovative products to market which will improve patient outcomes and assist in the delivery of savings to NHS trusts.

Helping you establish your innovation in the NHS

We encourage you to tell us about your new or existing innovative products once they are ready for market.

We can then evaluate your products and if they are deemed innovative, we can then fast-track them to market and make them available in our Online and National Catalogues for the NHS in England, usually within a six month period.

Supplier Guide to the Innovation Scorecard

What is the scorecard?

Innovative product

Our Innovation Scorecard is an online tool that allows you to submit your innovative products for contract consideration within NHS Supply Chain.

Helping you establish your innovation in the NHS - Why should I submit my products for evaluation? We encourage you to tell us about your new or existing innovative products once they are ready for market. We can then evaluate your products and if they are deemed innovative, we can then fast-track them to market and make them available in our Online and National Catalogues for the NHS in England, usually within six months.

If you have submitted your product to the Innovation Scorecard and it is deemed that you have an innovative product but it is not yet ready for market, we may forward your details to one of a number of different external companies who may be able to assist you.

As an organisation, we have a good range of contacts who are interested in bringing innovative products to the NHS. Our contacts may be able to help you in developing your products further and bring your products to market, at which point, you may re-apply to us.

Once awarded, your product will be set up on an existing framework or with a pilot agreement enabling NHS organisations to order it through the online catalogue.

Innovation

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