An updated Code of Conduct for the application of data-driven technologies in the NHS was published on Tuesday of this week – the code ‘sets out what the NHS expects from companies who are developing new technologies for the health system, and what they can expect in return.
In order to assist applicants and researchers, the HRA have created new pages that set out the approvals process for data-driven technology research.
The section incorporates two pages of support –
- I’m developing medical software – this signposts further information to distinguish whether your software may be a medical device and therefore may need Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) authorisation
- I’d like to use patient data – this signposts further information in the form of a joint guidance document by the HRA, MHRA and NHS Digital
The help pages will be added to the Clinical Governance section of the blog, for ease of access.