NICE Technology Appraisals

Technology Appraisals determine whether or not a drug, medical device or surgical procedure should be funded by the NHS, based on its cost-effectiveness


It is important to note that the advice contained within the guidance does not override or replace the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of their individual patients, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer. This would, for example, include situations where individual patients have other conditions or complications that need to be taken into account in determining whether the NICE guidance is fully appropriate in their case.

DoH Participation

The Department has reviewed its process for the endorsement, implementation, monitoring and assurance of NICE Technology Appraisals in Northern Ireland.  The new arrangements are detailed in following circulars, which is effective from 1st April 2022:

For information, details of the previous arrangement can be found on the following circular:

Information to Technology Appraisals endorsed in previous years can be found using the links below:

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