SHTG advice statements

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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