Applications for phase 3 of the Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF) are open until 30 April 2021. The fund supports NHS organisations increase adoption of the 2020/21 Rapid Uptake Products RUPs, which are:

  • Lipid Management: High Intensity Statins, Ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors
  • Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) concentration in asthma: products NIOX VERO and NObreath
  • Biologics for treating severe asthma: Reslizumab, Benralizumab, Mepolizumab and Omalizumab

The PTF can help providers overcome practical obstacles to introducing these products, such as:

  • Support set-up costs such as training and accreditation of staff;
  • Pathway redesign and/or business support expertise;
  • Providing funding for specialist nurses and clinical staff needed to implement a new part of the procedure; and
  • Covering double running costs
  • Capital costs.

NHS organisations will be able to submit applications for PTF from 4 January 2021 until 30 April 2021.

Applications to the PTF should be developed and submitted with the support of your local AHSN RUP lead, and in the West of England – regardless of whether a PTF application is successful – we may also be able to provide project management support to organisations looking to implement 20/21 RUP.

For the West of England AHSN the RUP Lead is Clare Evans, Deputy Director of Service and System Transformation – or Rachel Gibbons, Senior Project Manager –

Posted on December 18, 2020

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