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NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre (NIHR HSC) Recommissioning

Potential advert date

30 July 2024


The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will soon be launching a call for the recommissioning of the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre (NIHR HSC).

DHSC has funded a horizon scanning centre consistently over approximately 30 years to provide support to health technology assessment and to alert the health and care system to new technologies and innovations so that the NHS is ready to take advantage of better treatments for patients.

This newly commissioned NIHR HSC will include higher expectations on governance, a greater focus on national priorities, and will be an internationally recognised centre of excellence and capacity building in horizon scanning and data analytics.

The NIHR HSC recommissioning will be an open one-stage call inviting applications for the centre for up to £22 million for an initial period of 5 years with a review built into year 3. All research active organisations are eligible to apply. However, applying organisations must have a track-record of world-class research based horizon scanning of value to the NHS in the UK and of methodological research in this area, ideally published in peer reviewed publications.

Further information and documentation about the recommissioning call will be launched 30 July 2024 and a launch event will be held shortly afterward. The application form will be launched on the NIHR Research Management System on 10 September 2024.

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