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Tens of millions to be reinvested in patient care thanks to NHS devices deal

 

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Tens of millions to be reinvested in patient care thanks to NHS devices deal

NHS England has announced a new nationwide system for purchasing expensive medical devices and implants which will see savings of over £60m ploughed back into specialist care in its first two years.

Currently NHS England spends £500m a year reimbursing specialist units for devices such as implantable cardioverter defibrillators  for people with abnormal heart rhythms, bone-anchored hearing aids and bespoke prosthetics. More...