The French National Authority for Health (HAS) has recently started up collection of the request for adding or modifying of procedure codes for national nomenclatures. The template of application in 2015 was also released.
Ministry of Health has released two lists of implantable medical devices and medical aids: list of requests for inclusion into the List of Implantable Devices and Medical Aids (1) and the list of candidates for inclusion into the List, selected by the dedicated Commission of the Ministry (2). The List will become a key for market access in Russian in coming years.
NICE is updating the way it develops Interventional Procedures guidance to increase the speed and efficiency with which new surgical techniques and other technologies can be safely introduced into the NHS. Amongst the changes is a proposal to more formally recognise the role of device manufacturers in the development of guidance. Under the proposals, medical device manufacturers will now be identified by NICE in the early stages of Interventional Procedure guidance development, if the procedure in question involves a device. Manufacturers will be asked to make a written submission of information about their product to NICE’s Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee, to aid the committee’s discussions.
The working project on Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (HERO) published the first results from the analysis on equipment and staffing of radiotherapy facilities. In particular, three dimensions have been reviewed: equipment and departments of radiotherapy facilities, staffing of radiotherapy facilities and European guidelines on equipment and staffing of radiotherapy units.
Monitor tracks the performance of NHS foundation trusts to help them prevent operational issues from becoming quality problems and adversely affecting patient care. Issued report summarises the sector’s performance for the year ending 31 March 2015. For the first time, the foundation trust sector (152 bodies) ended the year with a net deficit (before impairments and transfers) of £349m. The size of the deficit was nearly £339m larger than that planned and £475m worse than 2013/14. Monitor is calling for actions: manage staffing cost more efficiently, make cost savings and transform services.
New report of the UK's charity organization in health care focuses of productivity in NHS system with a specific focus on hospitals. Authors predicted overspend of about £626m in 2014/15, despite substantial additional investments from Treasury and investments for capital equipment.