In-depth review as part of Accelerated Access Review recommendations

The SW AHSN’s area has been selected as one of three which will have a ‘deep dive’ undertaken in line with the recommendations from the Accelerated Access Review (AAR).  North East and North Coast Academic Health Science Network (NENC AHSN) and UCL Partners Academic Health Science Network (UCLP AHSN) have also been selected.

The Accelerated Access Review aims to increase the speed at which NHS patients can access innovative new drugs, medtech and digital products.  The review is independently chaired by Sir Hugh Taylor, Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and will make recommendations to Government in April 2016.

The AAR Interim Report made suggestions around how providers and commissioners could be incentivised to adopt innovative products more rapidly, proposing a leading role for Specialist Trusts, the Vanguards and the AHSNs.

The review team are now delving into these suggestions in further detail, and have commissioned RAND Europe to explore how they could work on the ground and across the wider health system.

RAND Europe are conducting the ‘deep dives’ into the three areas across the NHS, and AHSN’s have suggested it would valuable to gather thoughts from the organisations involved as part of the process.  RAND Europe will be in touch with further details and ethics approval for those organisations.

We will keep you updated with further developments, but if have any questions in the meantime please contact info@swahsn.com or your respective AHSN (NENC AHSN or UCLP AHSN).

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