Not Recommended Technology Appraisals (TAs)
Technology appraisals which have not been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and endorsed by the Department of Health as applicable to Northern Ireland are referred to as ‘Not Recommended’.
In most instances, a technology will not be recommended if there is a lack of evidence for its clinical effectiveness or if the technology is not considered to be a cost-effective use of resources, compared with current practice. For these technology appraisals, organisations should ensure that no patient commences treatment, however, in line with policy the Health and Social Care Board will consider Individual Funding Requests for the use of these treatments for the relevant indication on the grounds of clinical exceptionality as defined in the [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=2516 linktext=’HSCB/PHA Arrangements for the consideration of request for care/and or treatment on behalf of individual patients’ /].
Not Recommended Technology Appraisals (TAs) are listed below in numerical order.