On the occasion of the Forum “European cooperation on HTA: what’s next?”, the Commission launched a public consultation for strengthening EU cooperation on health technology assessment.

 

Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, declared

The Commission has supported voluntary cooperation on HTA for more than 20 years, and through several HTA Joint Actions, we have built a solid knowledge based on methodologies and information exchange. Now it is time to take the next step: to build a permanent, sustainable mechanism for EU cooperation on HTA so that all Member States can benefit from the added value created by pooling resources, exchanging expertise and avoiding duplication in the assessment of the same product or intervention.

 

The consultation will run until 13 January 2017. The Commission has in parallel, launched a number of studies to provide further evidence for the analysis of possible options and their impacts. The Commission will propose a way forward once all opinions and data have been gathered and analysed.

More information about the consultation:
http://ec.europa.eu/health/technology_assessment/consultations/cooperation_hta_en.htm