The King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC) is a collaboration between several King’s College, London departments (Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Health and Social Care Research and the Centre for the Economics of Mental and Physical Health) and the Medical Physics Departments of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and King’s College Hospital.
The role of KiTEC is to support the work of the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) and the Diagnostic Assessment Programme (DAP) of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). KiTEC is one of four External Assessment Centres EACs) that carry out this work.
MTEP selects and evaluates innovative medical technologies (including devices and diagnostics) and helps the NHS adopt efficient and cost effective medical and diagnostics more rapidly and consistently. KiTEC uses specialist expertise to develop Medical Innovation Briefings (MIBS), produce assessment reports and carry out primary research to inform MTEP decisions. Projects undertaken by KiTEC include randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, establishment of databases and registers, and assessment of innovative medical technologies and diagnostic procedures.