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Are you a provider of Digital Health and Care, or an institution of Health Care Professionals, interested in Digital Health? DHACA can help.

Who are we?

DHACA is an association dedicated to driving innovation in the Health and Social Care sector. We support a range of organisations, including SMEs, to scale innovation within the United Kingdom, with the goal of improving patient care. We do this through programmes of support for Digital Health & Care providers, including individual advice from commercial regulation experts, guidance on routes to markets, and fund-raising support.

What is the role of DHACA?

DHACA was established in 2013, and has since become the leading voice of Digital Health innovation in the UK, acting as the policy-level representatives for smaller Digital Health providers.

Today, DHACA acts on behalf of over 500 leading organisations in the Digital Health and Care sector. DHACA delivers value to its members through:

  • Promoting innovation with Key Opinion Leaders on behalf of members
  • Consulting with, and responding on behalf of our members on national and local policy
  • Interpreting and distributing all relevant commercial and regulatory policy to all members, in the fast-paced world of Digital Health
  • Accelerating the adoption of innovation through consultancy support

What difference is DHACA making?

Through DHACA’s expertise, we have worked closely with The Department of Health and the Crown Commercial Service to identify the best means of procuring Digital Health services, recognising that most providers are small SMEs. Through our involvement in the creation of this framework, we are able to support providers in overcoming NHS procurement barriers.

DHACA is regularly consulted by the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE), Medicines & healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and The Department of Health & Social Care in the formation of policy documents. This has included being the representative of Digital Health in the Accelerated Access Review (AAR), as well as the creation of EU app assessment guidelines. Through this policy-level influencing, DHACA is dedicated to creating a clear structure for clinically proven innovation to improve the lives of as many patients as possible.

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