Introduction to Assessment of Technologies Theme

 

Theme leaderDr Graham Scotland

This theme aims to conduct research to address questions of immediate policy or practical relevance for NHS decision-makers, and to pursue methodological research in order to strengthen the application of economic evaluation methods.

The objectives are to:

  • Inform and support healthcare decision making at a national level, by producing high quality economic evaluations that address national priorities.
  • Develop and refine methods of economic evaluation.
  • Make available to the NHS a body of expertise through nurturing and developing research skills in economic evaluation methods.

The Assessment of Technologies theme is involved in a number of externally funded projects to carry out applied economic evaluations of new and existing interventions, and also co-hosts a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) contract to conduct Technology Assessment Reviews for the NHS.