Customers and partners


Principal users of information

The NIHR Innovation Observatory has a number of major stakeholders across the NHS, from the the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal and Highly Specialised Technology programmes; the HTA and EME NIHR research programmes; the UK National Screening Committee and Programmes; and NHS England. Through its ability to understand innovation pipeline, the NIHR Innovation Observatory is also playing an increasingly high profile in supporting the setting of long term strategic vision across the NHS.


Other users include the Department of Health policy and research teams; the NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation, Diagnostic Assessment and Interventional Procedures programmes; Public Health England and wider NHS commissioners and providers.


The NIHR works closely with many UK organisations and individuals, as well as international networks and organisations. The Innovation Observatory is hosted by the National Innovation Centre for Data and National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University.


We recognise the importance of working with manufacturers and developers to identify and prioritise emerging and new health technologies and welcome the opportunity to discuss development pipelines with commercial developers.

If you wish to send information to the Innovation Observatory about any development you think we should investigate please complete the relevant innovation notification on their website. We undertake to respect any confidential or commercially sensitive information you provide.

The NIHR Innovation Obersvatory uses information supplied by pharmaceutical manufacturers into UK PharmaScan and we encourage pharmaceutical companies to register for UK PharmaScan and input information on relevant products.