1 Purpose of this document

NICE's assessment of virtual ward platforms for acute respiratory infections recommends that further evidence is generated while these technologies are being used in the NHS. The use of virtual wards is also considered in the NICE guideline on acute respiratory infection in overĀ 16s.

This evidence generation plan was developed as a bespoke product in NICE's Health Technology Assessment Innovation Laboratory (HTA Lab). The plan was adapted to address specific issues associated with virtual ward platform technologies. This plan outlines the evidence gaps for the technology in acute respiratory infection pathways and what real-world data needs to be collected to address those gaps. It is not a study protocol.