SHTG advice is intended to inform effective, safe, patient focused and best value use of health technologies across Scotland.
Core to our advice is impartiality and transparency; acting as an 'honest broker' to inform decision making.
SHTG advice is underpinned by health technology assessment (HTA) methodology. HTA is a multidisciplinary process that uses explicit methods to determine the value of a health technology at different points in its lifecycle.
SHTG advice helps to inform the value of innovations across health and care, and NHSScotland is ‘required to consider’ SHTG advice.