21 Sep, 2023: The UK Government has allocated £10 million in funding, to launch the Innovative Devices Access Pathway (IDAP) pilot program. This initiative is specifically designed to expedite the development of innovative technologies that can be integrated into the NHS (National Health Services) to address unmet clinical needs for both patients and healthcare professionals.

The programme asserts its commitment to ensuring that rapidly developed innovative technologies maintain high standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness without compromise.

The IDAP holds the promise of accelerating the availability of cutting-edge technologies to patients in the UK by offering innovators and manufacturers with comprehensive support from multiple partners and specialised scientific guidance.

The pathway aligns with the government's commitment to establish an innovation pathway, as outlined in the Medical Technology Strategy and it fulfils the aims set out in the government's Life Sciences Vision.

This project has been jointly undertaken by the Department of Health and Social Care, Health Technology Wales, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), National Health Service England, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Office for Life Sciences, and the Scottish Health Technologies Group.

As we embrace the future of healthcare, this pilot project stands as a testament to the nation's dedication to improving healthcare outcomes and ensuring that groundbreaking technologies reach healthcare facilities in the UK. By streamlining the process and fostering collaboration, the UK reaffirms its position as a global leader in healthcare innovation, promising a brighter and healthier future for its citizens.