The Medical Know-how Group has known as for a brand new ‘Modern Medical Gadgets Fund’ in response to the most recent £680 million funding for revolutionary medicines.
The Group campaigning for higher affected person entry to world-class medical expertise on the NHS believes ring-fenced funding for medical units is urgently wanted to assist rework the well being service and clear the backlog.
MTG chair Barbara Harpham: “Why is there no scheme, much like the Modern Medicines Fund, to make sure long run funding in medical expertise for the NHS? The MTG has lengthy known as for higher funding of transformative medical machine therapies, but there may be nonetheless a funding hole for making certain this on the NHS.
“Final September, the federal government introduced it might purpose to offer £36 billion over the following three years for innovation and new expertise geared toward tackling the disaster of ready lists on the NHS. We noticed this plan proceed to return to fruition this week with the most recent spherical of £680 million in funding for the Modern Medicines Fund. That is improbable information for sufferers on NHS ready lists awaiting life-saving and life-enhancing remedy.
“We now want an identical Medical Gadgets Fund for medical expertise. At current, there isn’t a ring-fenced funding for the uptake of medical expertise, which means sufferers are shedding out on backlog busting innovation that may see world-class expertise diagnose, deal with, and return them to regular life as quick as doable.
“A Medical Gadgets Fund that values long-term funding will assist the Authorities obtain its bold plans to clear the backlog, stage up high quality of care throughout the nation, and guarantee NHS sufferers have well timed and equitable entry to essentially the most pioneering medical expertise on the planet.”