Accelerated Access Collaborative

The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) aims to make the process of getting transformative technologies to patients quicker, cheaper and easier for innovators and the NHS.

The government and its partners, of which the AHSN NENC is one, aim to bring forward patient access to selected, highly beneficial and affordable innovations.

The AAC is currently supporting the rapid uptake of 7 high-potential technology areas with full evidence bases already within the system. These AAC rapid uptake products will enable patients with conditions such as cancer, heart disease and multiple sclerosis to access new treatments faster.

The rapid uptake products are:

  • HeartFlow Analysis for estimating fractional flow reserve from coronary CT angiography – A non-invasive personalised cardiac test that reduces the need for unnecessary procedures [HeartFlow Inc]
  • Placental growth factor (PIGF) based testing for suspected preeclampsia – Two tests for early diagnosis of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, which if unmonitored, can cause serious complications for mother and baby.

Elecsys immunoassay sFlt-1/PLGF ratio [Roche Diagnostics]

– Triage PlGF test [Quidel Corporation]

  • PCSK9 inhibitors for treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia – Two cost-effective drugs that significantly lower cholesterol.

– alirocumab [Sanofi]

– evolocumab [Amgen]

  • High sensitivity troponin tests for early rule out of myocardial infarction – Two diagnostic tests that detect whether or not a patient is at risk or previously had a heart attack.

– Elecsys Troponin T high-sensitive [Roche Diagnostics]

– ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin-I [Abbott Diagnostics]

  • Quantitative faecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer – Three diagnostic tests that reduce referrals for patients with suspected colorectal cancer.

– OC Sensor [MAST Diagnostics]

– HM-JACKarc [Alpha Laboratories]

– FOB Gold [Sysmex]

  • Cladribine for treating highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in adults – A drug for multiple sclerosis with a novel mode of action, high efficacy and a low treatment and monitoring burden [Brand name: Mavenclad, Merck]
  • Urolift for lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia – A cost-saving device that relieves painful urinary tract symptoms in men [Teleflex]

 

For further information on the AAC, click here.   If you would like to know more contact Stephen Lynn or Rachel Morris.