SESCS is part of the Spanish Network of Health Technology Assessment Agencies and Services of the National Health System (RedETS), as well as the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA), the Research Network on Chronicity, Primary Care and Health Promotion (RICAPPS), and, till the end of 2022, the Research Network in Health Services in Chronic Diseases (REDISSEC). SESCS is also a member of the Canary Islands Biomedical Research Center (CIBICAN).
The Spanish Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment and Services of the National Health System is made up of the assessment agencies or units of the general administration of the state and of the autonomous communities, which work in a coordinated manner, with a common methodology and under the principle of mutual recognition and cooperation.Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Health, RedETS was created by the Interterritorial Council of the National Health Service (NHS) in 2012, in order to promote quality, efficiency and sustainability in health technology assessment in the NHS.
The mission of RedETS is to generate, disseminate and facilitate the implementation of information intended to support decision-making in the NHS, contributing to an increase in quality, equity, efficiency and cohesion in the health system.
EUnetHTA is a network of government-appointed organizations (from EU Member States, EU countries, plus EEA and EFTA countries) and a large number of relevant regional agencies and non-profit organizations that produce or contribute to Health Technology Assessment in Europe.
EUnetHTA is a network of government-appointed organizations (from EU Member States, EU countries, plus EEA and EFTA countries) and a large number of relevant regional agencies and non-profit organizations that produce or contribute to Health Technology Assessment in Europe. Cofunded between the European Commission and the Euroepan member States. EUnetHTA’s mission is to support collaboration between European HTA organizations that brings added value to health systems at European, national and regional levels.
RD21/0016/0016 – The Research Network on Chronicity, Primary Care and Health Promotion (RICAPPS) is a new and broad cooperative research organization funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) into its new development of Outcomes-oriented Cooperative Research Networks in Health (RICORS). This new model seeks to strengthen the cohesion of R&D&i in the National Health System thanks to obtaining more tangible results for citizens from biomedical and health research.
The Chronic Diseases Health Services Research Network (REDISSEC) is committed to developing excellence in the fields of research, development and innovation, in order to provide evidence on best practices and organizations, with the horizon of improvement in the results of health care provided to chronic patients in Spain. REDISSEC has been funded algo, by the ISCIII, with the challenges of managing the phenomenon of chronicity, the need for more and better information, and the obligation to increase research capacity in health policies and services in Spain.
The Biomedical Research Center of the Canary Islands (CIBICAN) was created by the collaboration between the University of La Laguna (ULL), the Island Council of Tenerife and the Government of the Canary Islands, to enhance the international presence of their research groups in Biomedicine and Health Sciences.
CIBICAN integrates the research groups associated with the University Institutes in the biomedical field and the clinical research units of the two University Hospitals, incorporating general services, scientific equipment and appropriate knowledge, in order to accelerate biomedical findings and their application in health promotion.