An Introduction to Medtech Innovation Briefings (MIBs)

Executive Summary

  • A MIB is a factual document prepared by NICE but does not make any recommendations about the use of the technology
  • The purpose of a MIB is to create a document which can be used by commissioners, patients, patient groups and the NHS to find out more about the current technologies available/treatment options for a condition
  • A MIB describes a technology, how it is used and the potential role that it could have in the treatment pathway
  • MIBs are designed to provide a fast turn around of information on new technologies so as to encourage access to innovation and potentially cost-saving treatments