Office for Market Access

We help the life sciences industry engage with NICE and the healthcare system to speed up market access.

We help companies at all stages of product development and commercialisation to get expert advice. This can help you to get new and innovative products adopted quickly.

The Office for Market Access is a not-for-profit service. We charge a fee for our services to cover our costs.

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How can we help you?

Getting a technology adopted in the healthcare system can be time-consuming and complex. By facilitating engagement between life science companies and the healthcare system, we can:

  • help companies make informed decisions to get products to patients faster
  • enable the NHS to adopt drugs, devices and diagnostics quickly
  • foster innovation and growth in the UK's life science industries.

Understand the changing landscape

The healthcare landscape is constantly changing. It can be difficult to stay informed about the best people and organisations to engage with. We can help you to understand the landscape and the impact of initiatives that may affect your technology.

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Identify the right route to NHS access

Understanding and engaging with the different routes to NHS access and the wider system can be challenging. We can help you navigate the available NICE evaluation routes and consider the implications for your technology.

Find routes to access

Explore your value with stakeholders

Achieving value for patients and the NHS is key to transforming healthcare. By engaging with stakeholders early, you can ensure you develop the approaches needed. We can help you in this important area of product development and market access planning.

Engage with stakeholders

How we work

We bring together the best people to help you gain insight for your market access planning. We do this by:

  1. Working with you to understand the market access insights you're looking for.
  2. Identifying the best people in the healthcare system for you to engage with.
  3. Organising and facilitating confidential discussions with relevant stakeholders.

Engaging with us early in your planning could help you improve your market access approach. We can facilitate safe harbour engagement meetings with stakeholders from the healthcare system, and tailor the meetings to your requirements.

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We provide our services independently of NICE's guidance producing programmes. This is to ensure there are no conflicts of interest.