Developing the testbed

Assurance and Governance:

A formal management and governance group oversees the methodology employed and the selection of new technology for testing.  Formal buy in from NHS R&D offices and clinical leaders is vital to success, and is actively sought and managed.  This is reflected in our streamlined contracting arrangements and clear position on intellectual property.

A platform for collaboration

The testbed is not a new healthcare organisation, but rather a platform for collaboration – between the NHS and industry.

Partners in the consortium


Provide a platform for early and late phase clinical evaluation

Focus on proving safety and efficacy (+/- health economics)

20 – 100 patients per technology

Off-the-shelf study design

Central coordination