Evaluation and Evidence Generation

Technology stage:  I have already demonstrated feasibility and/or have some clinical data.  I would like to evaluate my innovation in a clinical environment and generate the relevant evidence to support NHS uptake

Next steps:  We can provide access to our clinical trials research unit for study design and management, access to our Surgical Technology Testbed, support with funding and regulatory applications, support for clinical efficacy and clinical validation, access to health economics services for surgical innovations, early procurement feedback

Our offering:

  • access to academic, clinical and industry collaborators and funding applications
  • support for funding and regulatory applications, and project management support
  • access to study design and regulatory expertise, and access to health economics expertise
  • if your technology has a CE mark, our clinical trials research unit can design a study to test against the current standard pathway;
  • if you do not have a CE mark or wish to use outside of approved indication then they can also help to obtain the required approvals
  • opportunity for patients and the public to provide input for study design, to participate in clinical trials, and to disseminate study information

Useful links

Health Economics Evaluator

Experience Curve Calculator 

NIHR Imaging Clinical Research Facility

NIHR Leeds Clinical Research Facility

Medtech Early Technical Assessment (META) Tool

NIHR Innovation ObservatoryNICE will only consider reviewing a technology once it has first been through an initial filtering process managed by us at the NIHR Innovation Observatory.

Understanding Health Economics

NICE:  Evidence standards framework for digital health technologies