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Jun 2022

High Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices program is now called Specialised Service Devices program

In early June 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement updated information about the nationwide purchase and supply system for High Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices, which was introduced in 2016. The name of the program changed to the Specialised Service Devices program (SSDP). The program currently covers 15 categories of devices, and several new categories will be added during the 2022/23 financial year.
Jun 2020

Specialized high-cost tariff-excluded devices (HCTED) program: Impact of the COVID19

NHS England is advising a temporary pause on any new migrations to the central supply route for high-cost tariff-excluded devices (HCTEDs) so that NHS suppliers can devote maximum operational effort to the COVID-19 action plan. If an NHS provider wants to complete an HCTED category migration, they will address this with their respective implementing manager for the NHS Supply Chain.
Feb 2020

Average time to payment by the Italian hospitals

The Italian association of medical technology manufacturers, CONFINDUSTRIA dispositivi medici, published the results of a study in which they studied the average time the supplier of medical devices has to wait to get an invoice paid by the Italian hospitals. The differences vary between 35 days and 504 days.
Jan 2018

Generic Quality Framework for Medical Devices and three modules for continence, stoma and diabetic care have been registered in the Quality Register of the Dutch Health Care Institute

The generic quality framework and three modules of care describe the general requirements for medical devices for home-based application, included in the Health Insurance Act (Zvw). This framework is not intended for medical devices that fall under the Social Support Act (Wmo) and medical aids provided in intramural settings.
Aug 2017

Russian Government has updated the List of medical devices which limits procurement for state and municipal needs to only the Russian-made products

Decree #968 introduced a number of additional products for which procurement will be limited to Russian-made products only. The List includes devices for blood transfusion, containers for storage and transport of blood, consumables for mechanical lung ventilation, consumables for plasmapheresis, consumables for cardiopulmonary bypass, urine, and fecal collectors.
Aug 2017

NHS Supply Chain has released a new version of the compendium of responses to the frequently asked questions in relation to the NHS England High-Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices (HCTEDs) programme

Since April 2016, procurement of a number of devices, which are reimbursed on top of HRG in England via High Cost Device List, was transferred from local level to the national level under NHS Supply Chain. NHS Supply Chain released a new set of questions and answers to the most common questions from the providers. The document provides substantial insights into specifics of the procurement process.