The HEDS short course on elicitation was successfully run on 16/16th November. The course’s main emphasis is on the practical requirements of using utility data in cost effectiveness modelling for agencies such as NICE. Key questions answered as part of the course are: When are the EQ-5D and other generic measures not appropriate? What should be done when the EQ-5D and other generics are not appropriate? What should be done when (the generic) reference case data are not available? How should utility values be incorporated into cost effectiveness models?