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The routemap to MedTech development toolkit

Bringing a medical device/in vitro diagnostic product (IVD) to market is about more than just technology development. It requires the careful co-ordination of a multi-disciplinary team. This toolkit helps you to refine your own MedTech development plan and to access useful tools to help you succeed.


Guide: Prioritising mental health funding to urgent and emergency care in the East of England

Supporting prioritisation of mental health funding related to urgent and emergency care in the East of England: A guide for Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.

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Finance toolkit

Learn about grant funding and the funding landscape in our toolkit for innovators and researchers.


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Clinical trials toolkit

Learn everything you need to know about running a clinical trial for your innovation.

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Understanding NHS England functions and terminology toolkit

How does the NHS in England work? What do all the acronyms mean? Find out in our toolkit.

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Patient engagement toolkit

How do you effectively involve patients in service design? Find out in our toolkit.

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Health economics and evaluation toolkit

Health economic evaluations help assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of innovations. Find out more in our toolkit.

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MedTech regulatory toolkit

The MedTech landscape is complex and tightly regulated. Understand what innovators need to know to navigate these regulations and the NHS digital standards in our toolkit.



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Digital framework and development toolkit

Understand procurement frameworks for digital products, including NHS, ORCHA and EMISapp libraries and NHS digital standards.

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Value proposition toolkit

Learn how to build your value proposition and translate an innovation into a clear value-based solution to meet an unmet need.

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Business case toolkit

A business case evaluates the benefit, cost and risk of strategic options and provides a rationale for the proposed solution. Find out how to build one in our toolkit.

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Market access toolkit

Market access refers to the ability of a company or country to sell goods and services into new markets. Understand what you need to build into a market access plan in our toolkit.

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Lessons and legacy from the COVID-19 pandemic in health and care: An AHSN report

The AHSN Network has released its Digital and AI report: ‘Lessons and Legacy from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Health and Care’ following research  to understand how technology has been an enabler in reducing the care burden and coping with the COVID-19 crisis, and to identify what should be sustained in the ‘new normal’ longer-term.


Ideas to Impact: The Eastern AHSN podcast

Our purpose is to turn great ideas into positive health impact. In this podcast series we will be talking to people from across the innovation ecosystem to support us in this goal – from NHS leaders to clinical innovators, entrepreneurs and academics.

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Procurement toolkit

How does procurement work in the NHS? Find out in our toolkit.

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Eastern AHSN Impact Review

Read our annual review of how we turned great ideas into positive health impact in the 2018/19 financial year.


Primary Care Talks podcast

This series of podcasts from 2018-19 featured interviews with experts in fields such as AI, MedTech and other issues which are shaping the way primary care is delivered in the NHS and what this may mean for patients.

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