Appendix B: Eligibility criteria

Appendix B: Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criterion



Within the remit of a NICE evaluation programme and not currently being evaluated

The technology is suitable for medical technologies guidance (within the definitions of a medical technology or diagnostic technology as set out in section 1 of this guide) or for another NICE guidance programme.


A new or innovative technology

The technology is either new or an innovative modification of an existing technology with claimed benefits to patients or the health and social care system judged against the comparator(s).


Appropriate timing

The technology has a CE mark or equivalent regulatory approval and, if not, this is expected within 12 months.

The technology is available to the health and social care system, or the company or sponsor has plans for the launch of the technology in the health and social care system.