Innovation

HealthTech Connect is a secure online system for identifying and supporting health technologies (including devices, diagnostics, and digital) as they move from inception to adoption in the UK health and care system. Funded by NHS England, the new system has been developed by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) in tandem with a range of partner organisations including industry associations.

The advent of HealthTech Connect fulfils a gap in the health and social care system and will assist with initiatives such as the NHS England High-Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices (HCTED) programme, for which NHS Supply Chain is the delivery partner, through the assessment of new devices coming to the market to see if they add value, reduce variation and importantly add more benefits for patients.

The new system aims to identify and support health technologies that offer novel benefits and is intended for medical devices, diagnostic and digital health technologies that:

  • offer 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.

It is not intended to be an extensive catalogue of all available health technologies, or for health technologies that do not offer novel benefits when compared with existing technologies.

See our Useful Links 🔗 section for further information, to find out how to register to use the system and / or to see if products are suitable.