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

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Jul 2011 to 30 Jun 2016


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.

In response to a user consultation undertaken in early 2016, this publication sees the initial release of an online visualisation tool to enhance user experience in accessing the data. User feedback is welcomed on this initial release to aid developments for a full release in the April 2017 publication which will replace the interactive spreadsheets and interactive maps.

Latest Data to June 2016

Key Facts

  • Initial release of an online visualisation tool to enhance user experience in accessing the data accessible from the resource link below.
  • 12 new medicines have been added.
  • Population data has been updated to the latest mid-year population estimates.
  • 2 new NHS England Regions were established from 1st April 2016 to replace NHS England Lancashire and Greater Manchester which has split into NHS England Greater Manchester and NHS England Lancashire. In this publication, historic data has been mapped to the two new regions to provide a consistent time series.
  • Reporting of all medical technologies (interactive spreadsheet, maps and csv data files) 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 Jan 2017


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