The Accelerated Access Review: Interim Report (AAR) explores innovation within the NHS in terms of accelerated access of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health products.
There are said to be five emerging themes:
Proposition One: Putting the patient centre stage. Patients must be at the centre of healthcare innovation, and need a stronger representative voice.
Proposition Two: Getting ahead of the curve. NHS financial sustainability will depend on harnessing cost-effective innovation.
Proposition Three: Supporting all innovators. Innovators need to be supported, as with the NHS Integrated Clinician Entrepreneur Training Scheme.
Proposition Four: Galvanising the NHS. The NHS should actively promote innovation, with incentives for adopting new products, services and systems. Alignment with the NHS Five Year Forward View’s key programmes such as New Models of Care and Test Bed sites etc. seems to be important.
Proposition Five: Delivering change. Collaborative working and integration of health and care will be vital, to pull things together.
Report highlights the need to harness innovation – Dr Harpreet Sood. London: NHS England, October 28th 2015.
AAR online engagement reopens with launch of interim report. London: Department of Health, October 27th 2015.
Accelerated Access Review: interim report. London: Department of Health, October 27th 2015.
This relates to:
Taylor, Sir Hugh. [Independent Chair] (2015). Accelerated access review: interim report. Review of innovative medicines and medical technologies, supported by Wellcome Trust. London: Department of Health / Accelerated Access Review / Department for Business Innovation & Skills, October 27th 2015.
Taylor, Sir Hugh. [Independent Chair] (2015). Barriers to accessing transformative health technology. London: Department of Health / Accelerated Access Review, October 1st 2015.
See also, the list of barriers:
Identifying the barriers in the Accelerated Access Review. Review of innovative medicines and medical technologies Supported by Wellcome Trust. London: Department of Health / Accelerated Access Review, October 1st 2015.
Related Update: December 2015
The NHS has again been urged to overcome any remaining “innovation blockages” by adopting innovation more quickly:
Dreaper, J. (2015). Call for NHS bosses to adopt innovation more quickly. London: BBC Health News, December 23rd 2015.
Possibly of interest, regarding surgical innovation:
From innovation to adoption: successfully spreading surgical innovation. London: Royal College of Surgeons of England / MHP Health, 2014.