Innovation and Technology Payment/MedTech Funding Mandate

MedTech Funding Mandate Policy


The MedTech Funding Mandate Policy was launched on the 1st April 2021 

In 2021/22 the policy will support devices, diagnostics or digital products that:

  • are effective: demonstrated through positive NICE guidance;
  • deliver material savings to the NHS: the benefits of the innovations are over £1 million over five years for the population of England;
  • are cost-saving in-year:  NICE modelling demonstrates a net saving in the first 12 months of implementing the technology;
  • are affordable to the NHS: the budget impact should not exceed £20 million, in any of the first three years

 To minimise burden on the NHS at this time, it was agreed that for the first year of the policy only, technologies must have also been previously supported by the Innovation Technology Payment.


The technologies that will be supported by the policy in 2021/22 are: 

1. Placental growth factor based testing - a blood test to rule out pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

2. SecurAcath - for securing percutaneous catheters

3. HeartFlow - creates a 3D model of a patient's coronary arteries and assesses the extent and location of blockages 

4. gammaCore - a handheld device which alleviates the symptoms of severe cluster headaches

These technologies are commissioned as per the requirements of the mandate.  For further details please see Annex 1of the MedTech Funding Mandate Policy 

 Additional information has been provided in the Guidance on finance and contracting arrangements for H1 2021/22 (March 2021)

All other technologies not covered by the MedTech Funding Mandate are not commissioned and require the submission and subsequent approval of a business case as per the Interventional Procedure Policy.


For Derby and Derbyshire CCG's position on ITP please click on the following link: NHS Derby and Derbyshire Commissioning Statement: NHS England Innovation and Technology Payment Technical Notes

For more information on ITP please click on the following links:

NHS England Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) 2019/20 






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