The NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre has a code of practice and aims to work in an open, honest, impartial, transparent and efficient way that respects commercial sensitivities, to supply information that will ultimately benefit patients and the provision of health care within the English NHS. Being based within a university enables us to add value by the continuous development and evaluation of the methods we use.




The NIHR HSRIC recognises the importance of working with manufacturers and developers to identify and prioritise emerging and new health technologies and undertake to respect any confidential or commercially sensitive information you provide.

The NIHR HSRIC keeps an annual register of interests for each member of staff, and each staff member signs a confidentiality statement.


Patient and Public involvement and engagement


Since 2013 we have been working to increase the involvement and engagement of patients and the public with what we do. You can download our activity report for the period covering April 2015 to March 2016 and an earlier report for the 2012-2014 period. We also have a strategy document that details how we plan to work with patients and the public in 2015-2016. If you have any questions about these documents, then please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.


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The NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre’s  privacy and cookie policy explains how we will use and protect any information about you that you give us when you visit this website. The privacy and cookie policy covers the NIHR HSRIC website only . It does not cover all sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that site.