1 Purpose of this document

NICE's assessment of guided self-help digital cognitive behavioural therapies recommends that further evidence is generated on these technologies while they are being used in the NHS.

This plan outlines the evidence gaps for the technologies and what real-world data needs to be collected to support a NICE review of the technologies again in the future. It is not a study protocol.

The technology developers are responsible for ensuring that data collection and analysis takes place. Support for evidence generation will be available through a competitive process facilitated by the Office for Life Sciences, pending business case approval. This will be in the form of funding for evidence generation consortia, bringing analytical partners and implementation sites together with developers for evidence generation.

Guidance on commissioning and procurement of the technology will be provided by NHS England. NHS England is developing a digital health technology policy framework which will further outline commissioning pathways.

NICE will withdraw the guidance if the technology developer does not meet the conditions about monitoring evidence generation in section 5.2 on monitoring.

After the end of the evidence generation period (3 years), the developer should submit the evidence to NICE in a form that can be used for decision making. NICE will review all the evidence and assess whether or not the technology can be routinely adopted in the NHS.