As health technologies advance, so too must our approach to evaluating them. To remain at the forefront of providing world-leading assessments of value for the health system, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are conducting a comprehensive review of their methods, processes and topic selection for health technology evaluation.
The changes they are proposing support their 5-year strategy (opens new window) and will enable NICE to anticipate and rapidly evaluate new and existing technologies (opens new window), improving patient access to the best innovations.
A public consultation on their methods, processes and topic selection for health technology evaluation is open until Wednesday 13 October 2021. Share your views here (opens new window).
NICE will publish their new health technology evaluation programme manual in January 2022, implementing the new methods, processes and topic selection criteria from February 2022 onwards.
Following this review, they will move to a dynamic modular update approach. They are already mapping several topics for future modular updates including digital technologies, genomics and antimicrobials.