Table 1


InnovationAs defined by DH: ‘an idea, service or product, new to the NHS or applied in a way that is new to the NHS, which significantly improves the quality of health and care wherever it is applied.2
TechnologyDrugs, devices and diagnostic tools; NICE considers these ‘technologies’ in its technology appraisal process.3
PeerA fellow clinician. This definition was deliberately broad to enable participants to interpret the term and respond based on their personal experiences and perceptions of their own peers.
IndustryProfit-making companies that manufacture and/or supply health technologies
  • DH, Department of Health; NHS, National Health Service; NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.