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New app for COPD patients is among innovation tariff’s six new technologies

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5922 (Published 03 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5922
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

NHS England has announced the first six medical innovations to be included in a new fast track payment scheme.1 These include an app to improve self management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, angled scissors to reduce tears during episiotomy, and new treatments for Clostridium difficile infection and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

The innovation and technology tariff aims to improve access to cutting edge technologies by removing the need for multiple local price negotiations and guaranteeing automatic reimbursement. NHS England will be able to negotiate bulk …

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