NHS South of England has signed a contract with the South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) that will help to drive and promote greater collaboration between the NHS and companies developing and producing innovative technologies for the healthcare market.
The partnership has been struck because of the need to help healthcare technology businesses better understand the requirements of the NHS; and in return for NHS South of England to understand what type of technologies are being developed that will help the organisation to deliver even better services to patients whilst also looking to reduce costs.
As part of this exciting new relationship, SEHTA has helped host strategic workshops in Kent, Sussex and Surrey to help drive the ‘3 Million Lives’ initiative forward. This is a project launched by David Cameron at the end of 2011 which aims to give 3 million people access to assistive technologies to improve their health and well-being. To view the conferences, please click here.
Stephen Johnson, Deputy Director for LTC, Department of Health