The briefings will help avoid the need for organisations to produce similar information locally, saving staff time and resources.
The information provided includes a description of the technology, how it’s used and its potential role in the treatment pathway.
A MIB also includes a review of relevant published evidence and the likely costs of using the technologies. They are designed to be fast, flexible and responsive to the need for information on innovative technologies.
MIBs are commissioned by NHS England and produced in support of the NHS 5-Year Forward View, specifically as one of a number of steps which will accelerate innovation in new treatments and diagnostics.
MIBs may be authored by one of four external assessment centres (EACs). They are:
- CEDAR external assessment centre
- KiTEC external assessment centre
- Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust external assessment centre
- York Health Economics Consortium external assessment centre.
For feedback or requests for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out how we select topics and prepare the briefings:
More detailed information on MIBs:
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