Medtech innovation briefings summarise the published evidence and information available for individual medical technologies. The briefings provide information to aid local decision‑making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals.
Medtech innovation briefings aim to present information and critically review the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant evidence, but contain no recommendations and are not formal NICE guidance.
This briefing was developed for NICE by the Newcastle & York External Assessment Centre. The interim process & methods statement sets out the process NICE uses to select topics, and how the briefings are developed, quality‑assured and approved for publication.
Newcastle & York External Assessment Centre
Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, NICE
William Green, Research Consultant, York Health Economics Consortium
Scott Mahony, Research Consultant, York Health Economics Consortium
Joyce Craig, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium
Mick Arber, Information Specialist, York Health Economics Consortium
Andrew Sims, Centre Director, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The following specialist commentators provided comments on a draft of this briefing:
Professor Gregory Lip, Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham
Shona Holding, Cardiac Nurse Specialist, Westcliffe Medical Practice, Shipley
Dr Washik Parkar, GP, Beacon Medical Centre, Manchester
No relevant interests declared.
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