07 April, 2021

Health Technology Wales seeks suggestions of innovations that transform care

A graphic that shows a light bulb, a map of Wales and various health technologies.

Health Technology Wales (HTW) is looking for ideas from across health and social care to improve the quality of care in Wales.

In our role as an independent national body, we’re holding an ‘open topic call’ to gather suggestions of non-medicine health technology innovations that can make a difference to people in Wales.

Our team and committees research the best available evidence and use it to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of non-medicine health technologies. Evidence-informed guidance on use of the technologies is then issued to decision makers in Wales to benefit patients, service users and services themselves.

“We’re keen to respond to the needs of health and social care, and encourage suggestions that are scalable and transformative,” said Professor Peter Groves, Chair of HTW.

“Anyone can suggest a topic to us through a simple form on our website. Whether you’re a care commissioner, front line care provider, patient or member of the public – we encourage you to suggest important innovations from any corner of the health and social care landscape.

“This work is key to the development of our 2021 work programme, which supports a strategic, national approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of innovative technologies into Welsh health and social care settings.”

Non-medicine technologies can include (but aren’t limited to); devices and diagnostic tests, implants, surgical procedures, psychological therapies and changes in treatment pathways.

Suggestions can also reflect the priority areas of the Welsh Government as outlined in ‘A Healthier Wales’ – the long term plan for health and social care.

Watch this animated explainer video and visit our website to suggest a topic.