Methods development

Advanced methodological development for all types of health technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical and diagnostic technologies and related products.


NICE Methods Guide and Technical Support Documents

NICE regularly updates its “Guide to the methods of technology appraisal” and the DSU is pivotal in assisting this process.

NICE Methods Guide update (DSU work)

NICE also seeks to promote the improvement of health technology assessment methodology and the DSU has been commissioned by NICE to produce a series of Technical Support Documents. These documents provide detailed guidance on appropriate methodology for specific issues in health technology assessment and economic evaluation.

Technical support documents (TSDs)

Other methods work

The DSU has also undertaken several pieces of important research to tackle specific methodological issues. Below the topics are broken down by year.



A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.