Name change for UK health technology research programme


From April 2009 the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment (NCCHTA) will be undergoing a name change to NETSCC, HTA, as part of its integration into the growing NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC).

This name change will not affect the running of the Health Technology Assessment programme.

The renamed NETSCC, HTA will continue to oversee this, ensuring that it funds independent research that is important to the NHS.

The website, contact details and other working arrangements will also remain unchanged.

NETSCC has been created to manage evaluation research on behalf of the NIHR and facilitate a more coordinated approach to the handling of research applications, ensuring publicly funded research is carried out in the most efficient way.

As part of this, NETSCC is applying the successful NCCHTA model of research management to the new NIHR research programmes it manages.

For more information on other programmes managed at NETSCC, visit the NETSCC website.

For further details on this and the HTA programme please visit the HTA website.