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January 2021

Suspension of HTW appraisal process

We have, unfortunately, taken the decision to suspend our Appraisal Panel meetings and the publication of new national Guidance until…
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December 2020

HTW Quarterly: December 2020

The third edition of HTW Quarterly, our new e-newsletter to bring regular updates on our activities, is now available
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November 2020

HTW officially joins EUnetHTA

The Executive Board of EUnetHTA accepted an application to formalise our membership in October and we’ve now been officially welcomed…
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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…
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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…
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October 2020

‘Advice on Health Technologies’ bulletin published

We’ve published the ‘Advice on Health Technologies’ bulletin to support decision making on health technologies within NHS Wales.
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October 2020

What is the value of incorporating research expertise into the development of health technologies?

To coincide with the launch of the HTW Scientific Advice Service, we asked an important question to influential individuals in…
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October 2020

Health Technology Wales announces a new Scientific Advice Service for health tech developers – HTW SAS

We’ve launched the new HTW Scientific Advice Service, a consultancy service to support health technology developers in Wales. It assists…
Read moreabout Health Technology Wales announces a new Scientific Advice Service for health tech developers – HTW SAS article date October 2020
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September 2020

Health Technology Wales training returns in virtual format

The free 90-minute webinars will introduce the key concepts and methods in HTA and HE to build understanding and capacity…
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September 2020

Case Study: META tool pilots with Rescape Innovation

As part of a pilot of the Health Technology Wales (HTW) Scientific Advice Service, we undertook a consultation with a…
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September 2020

Case study: META tool pilots with Bevan Health Tech Exemplars

We trialled the HTW Scientific Advice Service with a cohort of Bevan Health Technology Exemplars (HTE), a group of innovative…
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September 2020

HTW Quarterly: September 2020

The second edition of HTW Quarterly, our new e-newsletter to bring regular updates on our activities, is now available
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August 2020

‘Advice on Health Technologies’ bulletin published

The bulletin lists advice and guidance published by us and other health technology assessment (HTA) agencies across the UK and…
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July 2020

Case study: INAHTA HTA database testing

We responded to a call from INAHTA and joined an expert advisory group to provide high-level advice on the features…
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July 2020

INAHTA launch new international database

The database contains nearly 17,000 records of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) reports from over 120 different producers around the world.
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July 2020

Health Technology Wales and Life Sciences Hub Wales pledge strategic collaboration

Both organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support technology development and adoption to maximise health benefits for the…
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July 2020

SBRI announce new open call for funding innovation

The SBRI Centre of Excellence is excited to announce a new open call for funding innovation, in conjunction with Welsh…
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July 2020

Health Technology Wales to resume Appraisal Panel meetings and Guidance process

As health and care systems start to return to normal activities, Health Technology Wales (HTW) will resume our Appraisal Panel…
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July 2020

Case study: Hydrogen peroxide vapour to reprocess single-use PPE

Our researchers have produced multiple, high-level evidence-based reports for COVID-19 health technologies, known as Topic Exploration Reports (TERs). One of…
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June 2020

WATCH: How is Health Technology Wales making a difference? Stakeholders have their say

We spoke to five of our stakeholders to see what they thought of Health Technology Wales and our work to…
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June 2020

Case study: Convalescent plasma therapy

We produced a Topic Exploration Report (TER) on convalescent plasma therapy for people with COVID-19, which aimed to assess the…
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June 2020

Health Technology Wales and AWTTC sign strategic alliance

The two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and will share mutual benefits by fostering closer linkages and learning…
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May 2020

£150,000 competition for COVID-19 digital solutions – now open!

Welsh Government have announced a new funding competition for digital solutions to help fight coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Funding is available…
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May 2020

Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) awarded £2.8 million funding

The funding is part of a £44 million investment from the Welsh Government into health and social care research. With…
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May 2020

Case study: COVID-19 Evidence Digest

One of the first tasks Health Technology Wales (HTW) undertook in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was to…
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April 2020

Health Technology Wales publishes evidence review of COVID-19 diagnostics

This review sets the context for decision makers in Welsh Government, health and social care. It aims to assist their…
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April 2020

Case study: HTW’s COVID-19 reports

Since cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) started to be confirmed in the United Kingdom, Health Technology Wales (HTW) has been…
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April 2020

Health Technology Wales joins key Welsh Government groups responding to COVID-19

We’ve joined a Welsh Government led consortium of stakeholders to deliver the national plan for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing.
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March 2020

Health Technology Wales offers research support in response to COVID-19

We’re working with partners in health and social care to support the response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
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March 2020

Case study: NICE Liaison Group

In March 2018, we organised and hosted a workshop entitled ‘NICE Guidance: from on the website to on the ground.’…
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March 2020

Update statement: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have been reviewing the meetings held to support Health Technology Wales (HTW)…
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March 2020

Case study: FreeStyle Libre

We appraised evidence on the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system for diabetes, in response to FreeStyle Libre becoming available…
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March 2020

Statement: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Health Technology Wales (HTW) is aware of the situation regarding the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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March 2020

Case study: Harmonising HTA

In 2018, International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) members identified ‘hot topics’ that were in need of…
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March 2020

Case study: Pacemaker telemonitoring for heart failure

The Welsh Cardiac Network requested an appraisal on pacemaker telemonitoring (remote monitoring) for the management of heart failure.
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March 2020

Health Technology Wales and NICE announce strategic collaboration

Health Technology Wales (HTW) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have formally committed to work together…
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February 2020

Health Technology Wales launches two new e-publications

We’re pleased to announce two new e-publications that will give you regular HTW news and updates straight to your inbox:…
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February 2020

Report published: Developing the HTW Audit Function to Assess the Adoption of Guidance across Wales

This is a critical step in the spread of technological innovations and has resulted in an agreed process to facilitate…
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February 2020

Case study: Continuous Glucose Monitoring

We appraised evidence on the effectiveness of using continuous glucose monitoring to help pregnant women with type 1 diabetes manage…
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February 2020

Join Health Technology Wales at Tomorrow’s Health

Over 500 delegates are expected to attend, which will bring together health and care professionals, businesses and academia to shape…
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February 2020

Health Technology Wales makes impact in 2019

Throughout 2019, more than 65 technology topics were proposed to us for appraisal. Strong cross-sector relationships attracted these topic proposals…
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February 2020

Health Technology Wales to advise national PET-CT board

We’ve joined a national working group on Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanning.
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January 2020

Health Technology Wales join Accelerate multi-disciplinary team

We’ve joined the multi-disciplinary team meetings of Accelerate, the pioneering collaboration to help translate innovative ideas into new technologies, products…
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January 2020

Our team has grown! Meet the new members

It means we now have 20 members of staff, with 17 Full Time Equivalents (FTEs), and it has increased capacity…
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December 2019

Health Technology Wales celebrates second anniversary and sets vision for 2020

On Thursday 19 December, we held an event to showcase our success and celebrate our second anniversary.
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December 2019

Health Technology Wales’ first Annual Report is here!

We’re happy to announce the publication of our Annual Report 2018-2019. It’s our first annual report and highlights what Health…
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December 2019

Case study: Bevan Commission Health Technology Exemplars

We applied health technology assessment methods to the Bevan Health Technology Exemplars (HTE) programme, producing brief technology exploration reports to…
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December 2019

Case study: Mechanical chest compression

We appraised mechanical chest compression devices, to be used by the ambulance service on adults experiencing out-of-hospital non-traumatic cardiac arrest.…
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November 2019

How patients and the public can have their say with Health Technology Wales

It’s important that patients, carers and members of the public can have their say with Health Technology Wales, the national…
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October 2019

Taking research to reality: How the health technology industry has a new route to market in Wales

Do you know a non-medicine health technology or innovative project that can improve the quality of care in Wales?
Read moreabout Taking research to reality: How the health technology industry has a new route to market in Wales article date October 2019
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October 2019

Why health technology assessment is essential to improving care

We appraise technologies throughout their whole lifecycle, from innovation to obsolescence. This enables key people, like care commissioners, to make…
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August 2019

Listen to the Welsh Health Hack 2019 today

In this episode of the Healthy Thinking Podcast, you can go behind the scenes at the third annual Welsh Health…
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July 2019

Appraisal Panel member Dr Sally Lewis reflects on HTAi 2019

The Health Technology Wales team recently attended the Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2019 Annual Meeting in Cologne and were…
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July 2019

International progress for Health Technology Wales at HTAi 2019

The four-day conference was held in Cologne, Germany, and brought together over a thousand Health Technology Assessment (HTA) professionals from…
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July 2019

Health Technology Wales launch online stakeholder survey

As part of our evaluation, we’d like to know how you feel about our work, what you’re able to learn…
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May 2019

Health Technology Wales approved Data Accessor for NICE’s new Health Tech Connect resource

The secure online resource helps to identify and support new health technologies as they move from inception to adoption in…
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May 2019

Health Technology Wales sign a strategic collaboration with WHSSC

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will support us to form closer connections with WHSSC, who share complimentary remits and roles.
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May 2019

Health Technology Wales commit to strategic collaboration with Bevan Commission

Both organisations share complementary remits and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the quality of care in…
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May 2019

‘Celtic connections’ alliance celebrates early success

Having recently entered a ‘Celtic connections’ strategic alliance with our equivalent national bodies in Scotland and Ireland, we’re happy to…
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April 2019

We’ve grown! Meet our new recruits

The Health Technology Wales (HTW) team has grown again in recent months, with the recruitment of three new team members.
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April 2019

Join us for the Welsh Health Hack 2019

The Welsh Health Hack will again bring healthcare professionals together with digital, technology and data companies to solve clinical problems…
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April 2019

Patient, carer and public voices to be heard by Health Technology Wales

Patients, carers and members of the public will have their voices heard as we work to improve the quality of…
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April 2019

Cross sector support for inaugural health workshops

Our inaugural health workshops have taken place to build capacity across the health, care and industry sectors.
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March 2019

Health Technology Wales start 2019 by entering ‘Celtic connections’ strategic alliance

We’re starting 2019 by entering a ‘Celtic connections’ strategic alliance with our equivalent national bodies in Scotland and Ireland.
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March 2019

Topic Call opened to improve care in Wales

We’ve opened a Topic Call on St David’s Day and we’re asking you to suggest non-medicine technologies that could improve…
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February 2019

VIDEO: Learn about Health Technology Wales

We’re delighted to release our brand new ‘About us’ video, an animation to explain who we are, what we do…
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February 2019

Health Technology Wales to hold workshops

Health Technology Wales (HTW) has collaborated with Life Sciences Hub Wales (LSHW) to introduce you to key concepts and methods…
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January 2019

Health Technology Wales publish first ever Impact Report

We’re very happy to publish Health Technology Wales’ first ever Impact Report and reflect on the achievements we made in…
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December 2018

HTW to attend UKHealthTech 2018

We’re pleased to announce that HTW will be attending the UKHealthTech conference on 4 December 2018, at Park Plaza Cardiff.
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November 2018

Health Technology Wales celebrates its first year anniversary today

Today Health Technology Wales (HTW), a national organisation that produces authoritative guidance on high impact health technologies, celebrates its one…
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November 2018

Welcome to the new recruits!

There’s been lots of new faces around the office lately as HTW gets another growth spurt. We’re pleased to announce…
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October 2018

Learn about Health Technology Wales

Health Technology Wales (HTW) has been established to support a strategic, national approach to non-medicine health technologies.
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