HTW and the Bevan Commission renew partnership
Health Technology Wales (HTW) and the Bevan Commission have renewed their partnership, pledging to work in partnership to improve health and social care in Wales.
The two organisations began their collaboration in 2019, building on their shared goals to support innovation and maximise health and social care benefits for the people of Wales. They have now signed an MoU to continue their partnership.
The Bevan Commission is Wales’ leading think tank for health and care. It brings together internationally renowned experts from academia, third sector, the NHS and industry to advise, analyse and comment on health and care related matters in Wales and its mission is to challenge thinking and practice in health and care.
HTW is a national body set up by Welsh Government in 2017 to work with partners across health, social care and the technology sectors to deliver a strategic approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of new health technologies. Its remit covers any health technology that isn’t a medicine, such as medical devices, surgical procedures, psychological therapies, or tele-monitoring.
Through their collaboration, HTW and the Bevan Commission have been able to share access to networks and experts, combine their knowledge base and maximise their use of resources. Projects the two organisations have collaborated on include the Bevan Exemplars – a 12-month programme which enables NHS staff to develop innovative ideas to improve health outcomes, patient experiences and resource efficiency.
Helen Howson, Director of the Bevan Commission, said: “We are delighted to have renewed our collaboration with Health Technology Wales and look forward to continuing to combine our expertise in health and social care.
“By collaborating in this way, we are better able to support innovation and provide expertise to those tackling the challenges facing health and social care in Wales today.”
Dr Susan Myles, Director of Health Technology Wales, added: “I very much look forward to developing our partnership further and looking for new and innovative ways to share our expertise and resources.”