News & Events

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

News

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.

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Oct 2022

Guidance published on left atrial appendage occlusion to treat adults with atrial fibrillation

Health Technology Wales has published guidance on a type of heart surgery that can be used to prevent blood clots in adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) AF is an irregular and often rapid heart rhythm that can cause blood clots in the heart. These blood clots can form in the left atrial appendage part of the heart and can lead to a stroke.

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National bodies to continue building on success of Celtic Connections strategic alliance

A strategic alliance between Health Technology Wales (HTW) and its national counterparts in Scotland and Ireland is to be renewed. The Celtic Connections strategic alliance will see HTW, the Scottish Health Technology Group (SHTG) and the Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) of Ireland continue to share knowledge and explore opportunities to work in collaboration on the appraisal of non-medicine health technologies.

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Oct 2022

‘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 July to September 2022.

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Oct 2022

HTW publishes pilot adoption audit report

The impact of national guidance published by Health Technology Wales (HTW) has been revealed in its first adoption audit pilot report.

Event

Sep 2022

Health Technology Wales to celebrate 5th anniversary with a virtual event

We are pleased to announce that we will  holding a virtual event to celebrate our fifth anniversary on December 8th.

News

Sep 2022

Health Technology Wales partners with international health technology assessment bodies to collaborate on shared challenges

Six health technology assessment (HTA) bodies from three continents are to join forces to collaborate on a range of topics that will benefit people accessing healthcare around the world.