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NHS England Funding For Multi-Grip Prosthetics

Register Your Interest With COVVI

In September 2022, NHS England published their ‘Clinical Commissioning Policy’ on multi-grip prosthetic hands. Following an independent evidence review, NHS England has acknowledged that supporting evidence demonstrates the many benefits that myo-electric control multi-grip prosthetic hands can provide and has concluded that these prosthetics can now be made available through the NHS in England. COVVI is keen to assist users through the entire process by providing information and support wherever possible throughout the journey. We have summarised the process from the policy to help guide users step-by-step to enable eligible patients to be fitted with our award-winning COVVI Hand without delay.

We want to ensure that the process is as seamless as possible, so we ask that anyone interested in the COVVI Hand completes the form at the bottom of this page to help you start on your journey. This will enable us to put you in contact with a clinician to demo our world-leading, multi-articulated hand. At the same time, if you have an existing relationship with a local clinic or prosthetist, it would be pertinent to seek their opinion on your suitability and potential ability to secure funding, should you have any doubts.

As a British company that manufactures all our products from a state-of-the-art facility in Leeds, West Yorkshire, we feel privileged to help amputees and the congenital limb deficiency community in England take advantage of the many benefits our hand has to offer. The business was founded in 2017 and set out on a mission to design and manufacture a myo-electric, multi-articulated hand that was accessible to as many people as possible around the world. Our visionary team has utilised premium materials and cutting-edge design to be able to deliver a ground-breaking medical device that establishes a new level of quality and performance.

Our continued ambition and key goal has always been to supply our hand through nationalised health services, like the NHS, to improve accessibility to the hand. We encourage you to browse our website and learn more about the COVVI Hand, the benefits it brings and the reason why we believe it’s the most advanced bionic hand on the market. COVVI has already won a multitude of design, technology, AI and innovation awards, which is a testament to the team and their efforts to change many lives around the world.

We are here to help start your journey

Once you have read the policy, we would ask that you then complete this form below. If you have already spoken to your local clinic or prosthetist and sought their opinion on your suitability and potential ability to secure funding, then please let us know as it will speed up the process. Should you be unsure of how to contact your local clinic, please complete the form first and we can assist you with this. We will then reach out to you to offer any assistance or further information you require on the COVVI Hand. This offer extends to your local clinic or prosthetist – we will need to work with them directly during this process. The process, as per the NHS criteria, will be as follows:

  1. Initial Assessment: Your local clinic’s multi-disciplinary team (MDT) will assess your suitability and requirement for a multi-grip myo device. We will work with this team to ensure they have all the required knowledge to understand the positive impact the COVVI Hand can have.
  2. Referral To Training Programme: As one criterion requires 12 months of single-grip myo device use with positive outcome shown, you may be required to do this first. Upon completion, the same MDT will reconvene to review your progress and ensure a multi-grip device is still the most appropriate.
  3. Proceed To Trial: Once clear potential has been demonstrated with a single-grip myo device, trials will begin. This is when we work closest with the MDT – providing a trial device and assisting with setup if required. These trials include completing various outcome measures to ensure that you are getting the most out of the COVVI Hand.
  4. Provision Of The Device: Upon successful completion of trial and outcome measures, the application will be submitted to a national MDT for approval, after which you will receive your new COVVI Hand.

COVVI is ready to support the NHS-driven assessment and care provision, in order to help users secure the right outcome wherever possible.

Register Your Interest

Both COVVI and Ortho Europe (our distributor to the NHS) will focus on providing the relevant key information about the COVVI Hand and demonstrate the benefits it can provide to you as the end user. We are extremely well-positioned to support your journey and connect you to the relevant limb centre that can provide the best possible care. You can be assured that we will work with the clinician to provide the COVVI Hand, all the necessary accessories and the proper training to install and set up the device, should you meet all required criteria set out in the NHS policy.

To start the first step in an exciting prosthetic journey, please fill out the short form below. We’re honoured to be a part of it and we hope it’ll help to change lives in a real, meaningful way.

Please Note: This initiative is only available in England and you must be a permanent resident in order to apply