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January 2023

Guidance published on virtual reality intervention for pain management

Health Technology Wales has published guidance on the use of virtual reality (VR) distraction therapy for the management of pain…
Read moreabout Guidance published on virtual reality intervention for pain management article date January 2023

July 2022

Guidance published on laryngeal biopsy for people with suspected head and neck cancer

Health Technology Wales has published guidance on laryngeal biopsy for people with suspected head and neck cancer in outpatient settings…
Read moreabout Guidance published on laryngeal biopsy for people with suspected head and neck cancer article date July 2022

June 2022

HTW publishes guidance on stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

Health Technology Wales has published guidance recommending the routine adoption of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) to treat people with primary…
Read moreabout HTW publishes guidance on stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) article date June 2022

May 2022

HTW publishes guidance on electronic blood management systems

Health Technology Wales has published guidance recommending that health boards across Wales should adopt electronic blood management systems (EBMS) to…
Read moreabout HTW publishes guidance on electronic blood management systems article date May 2022

May 2022

HTW guidance is published on video laryngoscopy

HTW has published guidance on video laryngoscopy for people who need intubation in pre-hospital settings
Read moreabout HTW guidance is published on video laryngoscopy article date May 2022

May 2022

Radiotherapy that can halve the time patients with prostate cancer spend receiving treatment is recommended for use in Wales

A form of radiotherapy that could halve the time prostate cancer patients spend receiving treatment has been recommended for use…
Read moreabout Radiotherapy that can halve the time patients with prostate cancer spend receiving treatment is recommended for use in Wales article date May 2022

February 2022

Guidance published: Transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression

Health Technology Wales has published guidance on the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to treat major depression that…
Read moreabout Guidance published: Transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression article date February 2022

December 2021

Life changing device for people with diabetes given green light by Welsh health technology experts

A life-changing’ device for people with diabetes has been recommended for routine use in the Welsh NHS by Health Technology…
Read moreabout Life changing device for people with diabetes given green light by Welsh health technology experts article date December 2021

November 2021

Support programme for carers of people with dementia recommended for use in Wales

A psychological support programme aimed at reducing depression among carers of dementia patients has been recommended for use in Wales…
Read moreabout Support programme for carers of people with dementia recommended for use in Wales article date November 2021

November 2021

Guidance published: Natriuretic peptides to rule-in and rule-out a diagnosis of heart failure in adults in the emergency department setting

We appraised the clinical and cost effectiveness of Natriuretic peptides to rule-in and rule-out a diagnosis of heart failure in…
Read moreabout Guidance published: Natriuretic peptides to rule-in and rule-out a diagnosis of heart failure in adults in the emergency department setting article date November 2021

July 2021

Guidance published: Haemodialysis antimicrobial barrier caps

We appraised the clinical and cost effectiveness of Haemodialysis antimicrobial barrier caps.
Read moreabout Guidance published: Haemodialysis antimicrobial barrier caps article date July 2021

May 2021

Guidance published: Point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose gallstone disease

We appraised the clinical and cost effectiveness of point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose gallstone disease.
Read moreabout Guidance published: Point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose gallstone disease article date May 2021

May 2021

Guidance published: Corneal cross-linking (CXL)

We appraised the clinical and cost effectiveness of corneal cross-linking (CXL) for the treatment of adults and children with keratoconus.
Read moreabout Guidance published: Corneal cross-linking (CXL) article date May 2021

October 2020

Guidance published: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

We appraised the clinical and cost effectiveness of TAVI for the treatment of patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who…
Read moreabout Guidance published: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) article date October 2020

October 2020

Guidance published: Rapid antigen detection tests (RADT)

We appraised the clinical and cost effectiveness of RADT for group A streptococcal infections to treat people with a sore…
Read moreabout Guidance published: Rapid antigen detection tests (RADT) article date October 2020

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