Assessment of Technologies

Assessment of Technologies

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 and Care Research (NIHR) contract to conduct Technology Assessment Reviews for the NHS.