National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC)

The NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and aims to provide key policy makers with advance notice of selected new and emerging health technologies that might require evaluation, consideration of clinical and cost impacts, or modification of clinical guidance up to 2-3 years prior to launch on the National Health Service (NHS) in England. The scope of the horizon scanning activity includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, diagnostic tests and procedures, therapeutic interventions, rehabilitation and therapy, and public health activities.