Contact the SHTG team

Contact Healthcare Improvement Scotland with any SHTG questions:

Project Coordinator
Doreen Pedlar -  0141 225 6998 

Lead Health Services Researcher
Karen Macpherson

Lead for SHTG
Susan Myles

Scottish Health Technologies Group

A knowledge broker for Scotland's health networks     

The Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) is an advisory group set up to provide assistance to NHSScotland boards when considering selected health technologies, excluding medicines which will be reviewed by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).

The remit of the SHTG is to provide advice on the evidence about the clinical and cost effectiveness of existing and new technologies likely to have significant implications for patient care in Scotland. This advice should support the planning and decision making processes in NHS boards. This includes a horizon scanning function to provide early intelligence on health technologies in development.

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Latest SHTG publications

  • Is magnetic resonance guided ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) for the treatment of uterine fibroids clinically effective, safe and cost effective compared with uterine artery embolisation, myomectomy and hysterectomy?:
    Evidence note
  • What is the clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and safety of treatment with renal denervation (RDN) for patients with resistant hypertension (RH), and what model of treatment centres should be adopted?:
    Evidence note
    Advice Statement
  • Are homeopathic remedies clinically and cost effective in the treatment of migraine and osteoarthritis?:
    Evidence note
    Advice Statement
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in adultsat high surgical risk:
    Evidence note
    Advice Statement

SHTG meeting dates

  • 10 December 2015
  • 18 February 2016
  • 28 April 2016
  • 28 July 2016
  • 27 October 2016
  • 15 December 2016

All meetings are held in Delta House, Glasgow.