Why is the NHS slow to introduce technology?

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2019.05.13

One of the greatest challenges of our times is an ageing population. We live longer because of the success of modern medicine. Because we live longer, our healthcare infrastructure is crumbling under the pressure. Thankfully, another defining characteristic of our times is an unprecedented acceleration of technological development. Before the NHS invests in new technology, it must be thoroughly evaluated to ensure it’s worth it. Is there any way we could speed up the process?

Read Nick Woolley's thoughtpiece here. Nick is Manager at Frontier Economics and speaker at HSRUK's Spring seminar, New technologies in health and care: the research and evaluation challenge on 15 May.