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NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England (Innovation Scorecard): to September 2016

Publication date: 09:30 April 12, 2017


The Innovation Scorecard reports on the use of medicines and medical technologies in the NHS in England, which have been positively appraised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) since 2012.

NHS Digital has produced and published the Innovation Scorecard quarterly as an Official Statistic since January 2013 on behalf of the Office of Life Sciences. It can be used by local NHS organisations to monitor progress in implementing NICE Technology Appraisal (TA) recommendations.

We produce the scorecard using a range of data sources from two to five years prior to publication and no central data collection is involved.

Following an initial release of a web platform tool in January 2017, this publication sees the full release of the new tool. This new tool has been developed in response to a user consultation undertaken in early 2016 specifically to enhance user experience in accessing the data, making it easier for commissioners and users to find information on what medicines (and later medical technologies and diagnostic tools) are available in their region and allow for easier comparison with other areas.

User feedback is welcomed on this new development to feed ongoing and future developments.

Latest Data to September 2016

Key Facts

The full release of the new web platform tool to enhance user experience in accessing the data is available here
Note: It may take up to one hour following the 9.30am release of the publication for the web platform to become available.

We are keen to receive feedback on satisfaction with different aspects of the Innovation Scorecard and we would be grateful if you could spare 5-10 minutes of your time to complete a short survey here

Reporting of all medical technologies has been temporarily suspended until further notice. This will be brought back into the publication pending data availability and agreement of a robust inclusion criterion for medical technologies and diagnostics.

See key points infographic below.

Innovation Scorecard Infographic Apr2017


Date Range: 01 October 2011 to 30 September 2016
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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