NHS improvements to give patients faster access to pioneering treatments

pharmatimes | May 03, 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that new improvements to the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) will put the most promising medicines, diagnostic tools and digital services through the clinical development and regulatory approval process faster.
Originating in 2018, the ACC is designed to speed up the time it takes for patients to benefit from ground-breaking products for conditions such as cancer, dementia and diabetes. As it becomes the new ‘umbrella’ organisation for UK health innovation, it will act as the ‘front door’ for innovators looking to get their products funded by the NHS as well as providing support to overcome barriers that can prevent the best medical innovations from reaching patients. New improvements to the ACC will implement a system to identify the best new innovations and make sure the NHS is ready to make use of them, as well as setting up a single point of call for innovators working inside or outside the NHS, so they can understand the system and where to go for support.

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