How to procure via the NHS Innovation and Technology Tariff

Date: Thu 11 May 2017

Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Location: Clayton Hotel, Sweet Street, Leeds, LS11 9AT


How to procure via the NHS Innovation and Technology Tariff

Webinars: 2, 4, 9, 17, 24 May, various times – registration links below.

Event: 11 May, Leeds 4 – 6pm

From 1 April, NHS providers and commissioners can be reimbursed via NHS England for procuring a selection of evidence-based innovations.

The Innovation and Technology Tariff aims to fast-track the introduction of six new types of medical technology products and apps during 2017/18, removing the need for multiple local price negotiations and guaranteeing automatic reimbursement.

For five of the innovations, NHS England will centrally pick up the costs, where these have been incurred in line with requirements about use. The sixth innovation is an alternative to existing surgical procedures, and is already funded as part of tariff calculations.

The innovation categories are:

  • Guided mediolateral episiotomy to minimise the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury
  • Arterial connecting systems to reduce bacterial contamination and the accidental administration of medication
  • Pneumonia prevention systems which are designed to stop ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Web based applications for the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Frozen Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection rates
  • Management of Benign prostatic hyperplasia as a day case (purchased through National Tariff)

In parallel, but separately from the tariff, NHS England is centrally funding the purchase of mobile ECG technology which will be managed through the AHSN Network.

We believe these products will offer significant improvements such as reducing outpatients’ visits, inpatient length of stay and additional treatments/procedure costs. A number of the innovation types address patient safety and all will improve both outcomes and experience.

The ITT will go live on 1st April 2017 and we are keen to encourage the adoption and spread of these technologies. We now wish to share with you the zero cost; procurement and reimbursement model. To this end we intend to run a number of one hour WebEx Events hosted by Mr Robert Chesters, Innovation and Research Unit, NHS England.

Rob will discuss:

  • The Programme themes
  • The guidance document
  • The role of the CSU
  • Procurement and Supplier flows
  • Reimbursement and reporting flows
  • Payment of suppliers
  • Q&A

We do hope you can attend one of these sessions as this is an opportunity to understand the uniqueness of this tariff model, which will offer a streamlined route to reimbursement without the need for multiple price negotiations and will avoid the difficulties quite often experienced in the uptake and spread of innovation.

The WebEx sessions are scheduled for:

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

11:00 -12:00 join the meeting

Thursday 4th May 2017

12:00-13:00 join the meeting

Tuesday 9th May 2017

11:00-12:00 join the meeting

Wednesday 17th May 2017

10:30-11:30 join the meeting

Wednesday 24th May 2017

09:30-10:30 join the meeting


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