Technological Innovation in the UK National Health Service

This Executive Briefing on Technological innovation in the UK National Health Service (NHS) provides an overview of some of the challenges the NHS experiences in adopting health technology innovations and some of the processes being in put in place to support and drive innovation uptake. The authors summarise recently launched funding schemes and routes to innovation development, and describe two case studies detailing successful health technology innovation implementation in the NHS.

The authors address questions such as:

  • Why do adoption rates for innovative medical technologies in the NHS fall behind other countries?
  • What are the barriers to adoption of innovation in the NHS?
  • How can innovators access funding and routes to market?
  • How can innovators demonstrate the economic value of their medical technology?



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