NHSE MedTech funding mandates AI for heart disease

Heartflow Analysis will be adopted in English hospitals under the NHS England and Improvement MedTech funding mandate.

The mandate was first consulted on in December 2019 but its launch was delayed due to coronavirus. It will now come into effect on 1 April 2021, with the option to extend funding for up to three years until March 2024.

NICE will continue to assess medical technologies and devices with the potential to meet MedTech funding criteria.