NHS 'must boost use of technology'

The NHS is falling behind other European health services in the uptake of life-saving technologies, according to a report by the Medical Technology Group, a coalition of UK industry groups and patient charities.

Barbara Harpham, Medical Technology Group chairman and director of Heart Research UK, said: “Slashing budgets is counterproductive as modern technologies help thousands of people stay in work and out of hospital.

“We already lag behind much of Europe, with problems like hospitals denying patients NICE-approved technologies because they lack the facilities or staff to support their use.”

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