UK Plugs Into ‘Golden Period’ For Medtech Innovation
The “what” and the “how” involved in bringing medical technology to market for adoption by health-care systems is changing fast. The UK is laying the groundwork to be a global medtech innovation champion with two new tools: NHS England’s Long Term Plan and the newly boosted Accelerated Access Collaborative. The AAC's first chief executive, Sam Roberts, has been profiling her role in this prospective UK market access transformation.
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