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Webinar 7.12.2023

Reimbursement webinar series: United Kingdom

Time: Thursday 7.12.2023 at 13:00–15:00 (Finnish time)
Place: Microsoft Teams webinar


This webinar is reserved for Finnish health technology companies.


Further information

Janna Mure
Senior Advisor
janna.mure (at)

Get to know the UK health reimbursement landscape with a focus on digital health solutions. This webinar will present key factors in the UK approach to paying for digital health solutions, positioned against and contrasted with other developed countries.

Digital Health Reimbursement is significantly different in the UK compared to for instance, France and Germany, and the concept of reimbursement in these countries does not have UK equivalence. The UK has a socialised medical service, known as National Health Service. Within the NHS, there is no directly equivalent concept or process for achieving government approval for reimbursement of a digital health solution. Examples of reimbursement in the private sector exist and this trend will be identified and explored in the webinar.


13:00–14:00 Presentation by Andrew Ruck, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Synsana

  • Review of key messages from UK Digital Health Stakeholder Mapping Study
  • Understanding UK’s approach to paying for digital solutions:
    • UK’s socialised health and care system contrasted with Bismarkian (F,D) and other systems across the world
    • Commissioning
    • Procurement
    • Roles of key organisations and stakeholders in reviewing, approving, and paying for digital solutions
    • Differences between UK countries
  • Compliance:
    • Meeting legal requirements
    • Working with NHS guidelines and best practice:

14:00–14:30 Practical exercise: Andrew Ruck will support participants in understanding the implications for their company of, and in beginning to use:

  • NICE Evidence Standards Framework for digital health technologies
  • NHS Digital Technology Assessment Criteria

14:30–15:00 Questions and Answers

Please note that the agenda is subject to changes.