The UK ’ s Minister of State for Health and Secondary Care , Will Quince , said : “ The UK ’ s innovative spirit delivered revolutionary technology during the pandemic – from COVID-19 tests and ventilators – and we want to harness this in promoting cutting-edge medical advancements to improve patient care .
“ The NHS spends around £ 10 billion a year on medical technology and I ’ m looking forward
THIS STRATEGY WILL ENSURE THE RIGHT PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE AT THE RIGHT PRICE AND IN THE RIGHT PLACE . to working with industry to use this as we focus on reducing hospital stays , enhancing diagnosis , preventing illness and freeing up staff time . This new MedTech strategy will help build a sustainable NHS with patients at the centre so people can continue to access the right care at the right time .”
The key aims of the strategy are to :
• Boost the supply of the best equipment to deliver greater resilience to healthcare challenges and enhance NHS performance through modernised technology which will enable faster diagnosis , treatment and ultimately discharge to free up hospital beds .
• Encourage ambitious , innovative research to secure the UK ’ s position as a global science superpower and attract vital investment