Policy, Reports & Guidelines for Industry

Resources, Reports & Guidelines for Industry

Useful documents for Industry are listed below. These documents will assist industry in navigating and accessing the NHS.

Guidance – National Health Service
NHS Long Term Plan
Published: 7 January 2019

Standards – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Evidence Standards Framework for Digital Health Technologies
Published: December 2018

Policy paper – Department of Health and Social Care
The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care
Published: 17 October 2018

Report – The Kings Fund
Adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS   
Published: 16 January 2018

Paper – NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)
Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation        

Paper – South East Health Technologies Alliance
Accessing the NHS – A Guide for SMEs

Guidance – NICE guidance for considering a device, diagnostic or digital technology.  Nice Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme

Guidance – Public Health England on health app assessments, evidence generation, information governance and regulatory approvals. Criteria for Health App Assessment

Guidance – Information for developers on assessment to be included on the NHS Apps Library. Assessment to be included on NHS Apps Library

Guidance – The Scottish Health Technologies Group support and advice to NHS Scotland on the use of new and existing non medicine health technologies.  Healthcare Improvement Scotland Non medicine technologies

Guidance – Becoming an NHS supplier. Find out how to become an NHS supplier

Guidance – Health Technology Wales works in collaboration with partners across health, social care and the technology sectors to ensure an all-Wales approach.  Non Medicine Health Technology Wales

Guidance – The Life Science Hub for Wales enables collaboration with international companies, innovators and AHSN’s to deliver effective solutions for healthcare services in Wales. Life Sciences Hub Wales website

Guidance – Tips for Innovators Useful blog with top tips for innovators

By Rahel Gerezgiher