News & Events

Check back here for regular news updates, event information and press releases.

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Jan 2023

Five-year progress review highlights prospects for future development

Health Technology Wales is pleased to announce the publication of its five-year review which highlights its strong progress and prospects for future development.

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Jan 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 during medical procedures. VR is a computer-generated simulation of an environment which can be displayed through a headset or glasses.  

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Jan 2023

‘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. The bulletin lists advice and guidance published by us and other health technology assessment (HTA) agencies across the UK and Europe from October to December 2022.

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Jan 2023

HTW and NICE pledge to continue working in partnership

Health Technology Wales (HTW) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are pleased to announce they have signed a renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding. This reaffirms the importance of their continued close working relationships and their intention to strengthen collaboration between the two organisations. 

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Dec 2022

HTW renews MoU with Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee

HTW has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC). The two organisations have worked successfully in partnership since 2019 .

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Dec 2022

Health Technology Wales celebrates its 5th anniversary

Health Technology Wales has celebrated its 5th anniversary with a virtual event featuring speakers from across the health, social care, and innovation sectors in Wales. The organisation was founded by Welsh Government in 2017 to  assess non medicine health and care technologies and produce national guidance on their use in Wales. It is funded by Welsh Government and hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust but is independent of both organisations.

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Dec 2022

Guidance published on a treatment for diabetic foot ulcers

A treatment for people with diabetic foot ulcers has been recommended for routine adoption in Wales by Health Technology Wales. Continuous topical oxygen therapy is used to treat people with chronic non-healing and complex diabetic foot ulcers – the largest single reason for hospital admissions in people with diabetes.

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Nov 2022

Life Sciences Hub Wales’ new report highlights impact of supporting NHS Wales, social care and industry partners

Life Sciences Hub Wales has published its Annual Report, which highlights how it is accelerating the development and adoption of innovative solutions to improve health and economic wellbeing outcomes in Wales.

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Oct 2022

HTW renews partnership with the All-Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre

Health Technology Wales and the All-Wales Therapeutics & Toxicology Centre (AWTCC) have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding, pledging to continue supporting each other’s work.