National health technology assessment (HTA)

Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Some technologies need national-level guidance, advice or policies to support their appropriate use in the UK health and care system. These technologies will be put through a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) process to assess the intended and unintended consequences of using a technology. Usually this focuses on finding out how clinically and cost effective the technology is, in comparison to current UK practice.

It can be difficult to know which technologies need national-level guidance, advice or policies. By using HealthTech Connect, innovators can find out if their technology is likely to be relevant to go through this process and, if so, find out more about what is involved and expected timescales.