About the Decision Support Unit

Find out more about what the Decision Support Unit aims to achieve.


The Decision Support Unit (DSU) is commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to provide

  • technical support to evaluation programmes
  • advanced methodological development for all types of health technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical and diagnostic technologies and related products
  • educational support
  • advanced methodological, analytical and other ad hoc support to NICE and its independent advisory bodies on the assessment of medicines and medical technologies
  • quality assurance of economic models

The DSU provides advice and support to NICE. Our outputs do not constitute NICE policy.

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