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2020health Roundtable notes Innovation requires better NHS communication

Highlights of the discussion on Innovation with Earl Howe and George Freeman MP

The NHS has a worldwide reputation for innovation, advances in technology have driven improvements in patient care and there is no shortage of intelligent people with good ideas. Improvements remain to be seen in the communication of ideas and best 'known' practice across the NHS.

Innovation needs to be both invention and adoption of good practice. New technologies and new medicines are critical to face challenges such as rising demand, an ageing society and rising public expectations. Without significant innovtion, costs are subjects to rise faster in the NHS than the rest of society.

Read the full discussion notes.

2020health Report Implementing value-based pricing for pharmaceuticals in the UK

Implementing value-based pricing for pharmaceuticals in the UK

This report, in partnership with the LSE, explores value-based pricing as a new strategy for the pricing of pharmaceuticals. It details issues that need to be addressed for the new system to be effective and greater reflects the value to patients, carers, society and the economy of some new drugs which deliver health benefits that exceed NHS predictions. read on Implementing value-based pricing for pharmaceuticals in the UK