Self-care may benefit patients but don't expect the NHS to pay for it

By: SA Mathieson
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:41 GMT

NHS organisations are more likely to buy something innovative that helps medical professionals do their job, rather than products that help patients care for themselves.

It is always dangerous to generalise about the NHS. Britain’s health services are provided by an assortment of several hundred organisations, many significantly older than the three-letter NHS acronym they work under; and each of the UK’s four nations has its own policies and practices.

But as a rule, if you want to supply NHS organisations with innovative goods and services, make these…

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