For HTA Agencies and Policy Makers

This webpage aims to support HTA agencies and Policy makers to understand the role of patient and public involvement in HTA processes and develop processes to facilitate their involvement.

Frequently Asked Questions for HTA Agencies and Policy Makers 

*Added September 2016* Report of HTAi 2016 panel session on Patient Involvement in the Development, Regulation and Assessment of Treatments for Rare Diseases (PDF)

Values and Quality Standards for Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA

Available as two page PDF and PDF Poster 

Patient Group Submission Templates

Generic patient submission templates for an HTA, with useful prompts 

Guidance for providing patient input using the templates

Guidance for patient organisations to completing a patient group submission template: For health technology assessment and appraisal of medicines. Available as PDF and Word doc

HTA Agency Template, to collate patient and citizen experience 

Add your agency to the document by completing and submitting this template. The PCIG is collating information on how HTA agencies involve patients and the public in their work. The Working Group recognises that agencies take a variety of different approaches to engagement, but believes we can all learn from each other’s work.  This is a template to enable agencies to contribute. Available as a Word doc

Conducting primary and secondary research to determine patients’ perspectives: Guides from other HTA Agencies

The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Toolkit - GIN Toolkit (website link to PDF toolkit)

The Guidelines International Network has developed a Toolkit for Patient and Public Involvement in Clinical Guideline, which contains useful information about engaging with patient groups and a range of other issues relating to patient involvement, including a chapter on HTA tools written by members of the HTAi Interest Group. G-I-N Public Website URL

Examples of good practice 

Good practice examples of ways in which HTA agencies involve patients and the public in HTA. Available as PDF and Word doc

Citizen and Patient Involvement Library - HTAi Vortal

A searchable collection of peer reviewed papers on patient and public involvement in HTA. This resource was developed in collaboration with the Information Resources IG 

Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) Review of Patient Involvement

Available as PDF. More information may be found on the SMC website