pharmaphorum May 24, 2024
Phil Taylor

Feedback is being sought on a proposed pathway that aims to accelerate access to new medical technologies by laying out a common set of rules and commissioning principles.

Health technology assessment (HTA) agency NICE has worked with NHS England and other stakeholders, including the MHRA regulatory authority on the plan, which could provide a new route for medtech developers to access NHS funding and fast-track products for use by the healthcare system.

The proposals come a little over a year after the UK government published a new strategy for the medtech sector, which it said has a turnover of £34 billion ($43 billion), contributing £5.4 billion in exports, and employs more than 150,000 people.

That strategy recognised that, for both...

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