SHTG Advice Statements
SHTG Advice Statements outline in as
consistent a manner as possible the view of the SHTG on the
clinical effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness evidence for
the technology in question in the context of NHSScotland.
The status of SHTG Advice Statements for
NHSScotland is ‘required to consider’. They are intended to assist
NHS planners and decision makers when determining the place of
health technologies for local use. It is acknowledged that the
evidence constitutes only one of the sources needed for decision
making and planning in NHSScotland. SHTG advice does not override
the individual responsibility of health professionals to make
decisions in the exercise of the clinical judgement in the
circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the
patient and/or guardian or carer.
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