Launch of NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP)

In his speech at Confed 17 on 14-15 June, 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 01 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: https://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/pay-syst/development/tech-tariff-17-19-technical-notes/. Applications will open on 17 July 2017 and the deadline for completed applications is noon on 8 September 2017.

A suite of WebEx events are also available to support and answer any questions you may have:

  • 20th June 1400 – 1500 Join WebEx meeting
  • 22nd June 1100 -1200 Join WebEx meeting
  • 28th June 1400 – 1500 Join WebEx meeting
  • 4th July 1100 – 1200 Join WebEx meeting
  • 5th July 1300 – 1400 Join WebEx meeting
  • 11th July 1100 – 1200 Join WebEx meeting
  • 12th July 1100 – 1200 Join WebEx meeting

Please note: 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: england.innovation@nhs.net

Please see the ITP call for applications guidance notes here

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