In his speech at NHS Confed yesterday, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced the launch of the NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP). This programme builds on the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT), which went live on 1 April 2017.
It aims to support the NHS in adopting innovation by removing financial or procurement barriers to uptake of innovative products or technologies. This programme will be delivered in partnership with the AHSNs, sponsors, national and international experts.
Innovations (specifically medical devices, digital platforms and technologies) accepted on to the ITP will inform an innovation or technology theme, which will then be incentivised via financial or procurement support. This will enable the successful applicant’s innovation - along with any others that meet the same criteria - to be incentivised for use in the NHS.
Any payment, tariff or purchase of products will be available to the NHS from April 2018 for a period of one year, at which point the programme and themes will be reviewed.
The ITP is now inviting expressions of interest via NHS England’s Innovation Exchange. Applications will open on 17 July and the deadline for completed applications is noon on 8 September.
The ITP Call for Applications and Guidance Notes are now available.
Please note that the ITP and its application process is separate to the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Questions relating to the ITP should be directed to NHS England’s Innovation Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.