Who has access to the data in HealthTech Connect?

Currently, a limited number of national organisations have access to the data in HealthTech Connect because they are responsible for either:

  • Horizon scanning
  • Providing help and support to innovators in getting a health technology developed and adopted.
  • Undertaking national health technology assessment to provide advice, guidance and policies about new and existing health technologies in England, Scotland or Wales

People from organisations that can view the information submitted to HealthTech Connect are called Data Accessors. They all work slightly differently in line with their own organisations processes and timelines. All Data Accessors treat submitted information confidentially and securely and have signed up to Data Accessor terms of use

Data Accessor  What they use HealthTech Connect for If an innovator submits information, will they get a response?
AAC (Accelerated Access Collaborative) No
AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) Yes, usually within 30 days
DIT (Department for International Trade) Only for technologies that are potentially relevant 
HTW (Health Technology Wales and the Evidence Based Procurement Board) Only for technologies that are potentially relevant 
LSHW (Life Sciences Hub Wales)
  • Help and support
  • Accelerates the development and adoption of innovative solutions for better health and wellbeing in Wales by supporting the life sciences industry and partnering with health and social care, industry and academia.
  • Find out more about LSHW
Only for technologies that are potentially relevant 
NHS England Specialised Commissioning Only for technologies that are selected
NHS England Innovation, research and life sciences TBC
NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme

Yes, usually within 5 working days

NICE Scientific Advice Yes, usually within 5 working days
NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) 
  • Help and support
  • Supports the development of new health technologies and in the generation of evidence. It can help innovators gain access to world-leading academic and clinical expertise, support the setup and management of trials and access to patient cohorts, and provide access to real world evidence / research data, clinical samples and research funding.
  • Find out more about NIHR
Yes, usually within 3 working days
NHS Supply Chain Only for technologies that are potentially relevant 
SHTG (Scottish Health Technologies Group) Only for technologies that are potentially relevant 

 

 

 

 

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