News & Events

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

News

Apr 2022

Health Technology Wales 2021 Annual Report is published

We are delighted to announce the publication of our 2021 Annual Report, which describes the work we have carried out in the last year to improve health and social care for the people of Wales.

News

Feb 2022

Micro-costing toolkit to address challenges of bringing cell and gene therapies to NHS patients

Health Technology Wales has helped address the challenge of bringing high-cost cell and gene therapies to NHS patients by creating a micro-costing toolkit.

Event

Feb 2022

Event to explore digital solutions for health and social care in Wales

We are joining forces with Life Sciences Hub Wales, Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and Digital Health and Care Wales to hold an event that will explore opportunities for digital solutions in health and social care.

News

Feb 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 is treatment resistant.

News

Feb 2022

In Memoriam – Adrian Mironas

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague Adrian Mironas who passed away on Monday January 24th. Adrian joined the HTW team as a Health Services Researcher in October 2019 and was a highly valued member of our team who will be greatly missed both personally and professionally.

COVID-19

Jan 2022

HTW completes study on transmission of Covid-19 from vaccinated people

A rapid review by HTW researchers exploring the risk of Covid-19 transmission from people vaccinated against the virus has been published. HTW carried out the rapid review of evidence on the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 from vaccinated people to unvaccinated or vaccinated people on behalf of the Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre (WCEC).

News

Jan 2022

Health Technology Wales launches search for ideas that could transform social care

Health Technology Wales has embarked on a search for technology with the potential to transform Wales’ social sector. It has launched a social care open topic call requesting that technologies and models of care and support that offer benefits to those who use social care are referred to them for assessment. Health Technology Wales, which appraises evidence and produces national guidance to inform the adoption of technologies within Welsh Care Systems, is inviting people accessing social care, social care professionals, researchers, technology developers and members of the public to submit their ideas by February 25th 2022.

News

Jan 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 October to December 2021.

News

Jan 2022

HTW publishes Social Care Action Plan

Health Technology Wales (HTW) has published an Action Plan setting out how to adapt its processes for the social care sector. The plan follows the launch of a partnership with Social Care Wales which was set up with the aim of sharing expertise about how HTW can better engage with the social care sector in Wales and ensure its methods meet the sector’s needs.