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.

Get a technology evaluated

Tell us about a medical technology and we'll consider it for guidance.

Anyone can notify a technology to us for consideration. 

Suggest a technology 

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.

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How we develop guidance

  • Process timeline
  • How we select technologies 
  • Who makes decisions
  • Process and methods guides

Get involved

  • Comment on draft recommendations
  • Take part in guidance development as a stakeholder
  • Attend a committee meeting

Medtech innovation briefings

These short briefings examine new, innovative technologies. Each one provides:

  • a description of the new technology
  • examples of use
  • its role in the treatment pathway
  • reviews of published evidence
  • likely costs.

Static list

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.