This guidance evaluates new, innovative medical devices and diagnostics.
It looks at medical technologies that:
- deliver treatment - like those implanted during surgical procedures
- give greater independence to patients
- detect or monitor medical conditions.
We want to boost uptake of devices and technologies in the NHS.
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Medical technologies guidance
Our guidance helps people in the NHS make efficient, cost-effective and consistent decisions about adopting new medical technologies.
It supports innovation, transformation and improves healthcare delivery.
- Process timeline
- How we select technologies
- Who makes decisions
- Process and methods guides
- Comment on draft recommendations
- Take part in guidance development as a stakeholder
- Attend a committee meeting
These short briefings examine new, innovative technologies. Each one provides:
- a description of the new technology
- examples of use
itsrole in the treatment pathway
- reviews of published evidence
- likely costs.
We regularly review our medical technologies guidance. If there is no new research or evidence available that would have a material effect on a piece of current guidance, it gets moved to the static list.
If new evidence becomes available, the guidance can be transferred back to the active list for further appraisal.