Emerging health technologies

Emerging health technologies may have a significant impact on patients or the provision of health services in the near future.

The NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre appraises and supplies timely information about such developments to provide the Department of Health and policymakers with information on their implications to the NHS both in clinical and economic terms. 

The Centre's appraisals include new medicines, medical devices and equipment, diagnostic tests and procedures, surgical and other therapeutic interventions, rehabilitation measures and new public health and health promotion approaches.