Unit Head – Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG), Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Ed Clifton is the Unit Head of the Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG). Part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, SHTG is a national health technology assessment (HTA) agency that provides evidence support and advice to NHS Scotland on the use of new and existing health technologies (excluding medicines). HTA is the systematic evaluation of the properties and effects of health technologies, taking into account clinical effectiveness, safety, cost effectiveness, patient and public views, and clinical expert input. Prior to his current role, Ed has gained over 10 years of experience working as an economist within NHS Scotland, most recently as a Senior Health Economist within h Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS).