Health Technology Assessment
HTA funds and delivers research information about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide and receive care in the NHS. The term 'health technology' covers a range of methods used to promote health, prevent and treat disease and improve rehabilitation and long term care including drugs, devices, procedures, settings of care and screening.
The audience for this research includes decision-makers in local government, policy-makers (including NICE), researchers, NHS health professionals, other NIHR stakeholders and the general public.
The programme has two work streams, researcher-led and commissioned.