Part of NHS England’s commitment to the Five Year Forward View, the application process for the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) opens today.
The ITP aims to help deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.
The programme will be delivered in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), sponsors, national and international experts, and forms part of a wider set of activities to support innovation in the NHS, led by NHS England with the AHSNs.
The application process is now open and will close at noon on 8 September 2017. Successful innovation or technology themes will be identified through a competitive process and NHS England will then identify ways of supporting adoption of these across the NHS, for example through introducing a reimbursement for usage or centrally procuring items.
The ITP builds on the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT) and aims to support the NHS in adopting innovation by removing financial or procurement barriers to uptake of innovative products or technologies. The ITP is looking to support medical devices, digital platforms and technologies, but is not suitable for pharmaceutical products or research projects.
An event on NHS England’s Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) – A Clear Route to Market for Industry is being run in the West Midlands on 18 July to support local companies.
Please take a look at the guidance notes and register your interest on the Innovation website.