HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Monday, 23 December 2013

A new stream of work from NICE - Medtech Innovation Briefings

“[The] Briefings provide a description of the medical technology, including its likely place in therapy, the costs of using the technology and a critical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant published evidence.

Their purpose is to provide objective information on device and diagnostic technologies to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals. By making this information available, NICE helps to avoid the need for NHS organisations to produce similar information for local use.

Medtech Innovation Briefings are not NICE guidance. They differ in format, contain no judgement on the value of the technology and do not constitute a guidance recommendation.”

Four Medtech Innovation Briefings are in development:
  • Versajet II hydrosurgery system
  • PressureWire FFR measurement system
  • Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) test
  • RhinoChill intranasal cooling system

Further details can be found here.