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February 2024

Funding for game-changing tech which could destroy cancers and predict disease

• Millions invested in eight innovative companies behind lifesaving new medical technology • Innovative devices could destroy liver cancer tumours,…
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January 2024

Guidance published on digital wound management tools

New guidance has been published by Health Technology Wales (HTW) on the use of digital wound management tools.
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January 2024

Guidance published on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy

New guidance has been published recommending a form of radiotherapy to treat people with early-stage rectal cancer in Wales.
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January 2024

‘Advice on Health Technologies’ published

We’ve published the ‘Advice on Health Technologies’ bulletin to support decision making on health technologies within NHS Wales. The bulletin…
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January 2024

Guidance published on robot-assisted thoracic surgery

Health Technology has published guidance on robot assisted thoracic surgery (RATS). RATS can be used to remove part or all…
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December 2023

Guidance published on solution-focused assessment tools (DIALOG+)

New guidance has been published by Health Technology Wales (HTW) which supports the adoption of an assessment tool for people…
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December 2023

Guidance published on percutaneous implantation of pulmonary artery pressure sensors

Health Technology Wales has published guidance recommending the routine adoption of pulmonary artery pressure sensors (PAPS) to monitor the treatment…
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December 2023

Guidance published on multi-grip myoelectric upper limb prosthetics

Health Technology Wales has published new guidance on the use of multi-grip myoelectric upper limb prosthetics for people with upper…
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October 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
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October 2023

International social care intervention network invites HTW director to join its board

We are pleased to announce that Dr Susan Myles, Director of Health Technology Wales, has been appointed to the board…
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October 2023

Life Sciences Hub Wales’ new report highlights how innovation is fuelling transformation across health and social care

Life Sciences Hub Wales has published its latest Impact Report. It highlights the strength of the Welsh innovation landscape and…
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September 2023

Guidance published recommending the use of contact lenses to treat children with short-sightedness in Wales

New guidance published by Health Technology Wales (HTW) supports the routine adoption of a type of contact lens that slows…
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September 2023

Prominent leaders from healthcare and technology join Life Sciences Hub Wales’ Board

Life Sciences Hub Wales, an organisation dedicated to helping cross-sector partners drive innovation to the frontline of health and social…
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September 2023

UK patients set to have faster access to innovative medical technologies via new pathway

The Innovative Devices Access Pathway (IDAP) pilot was launched today by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Health…
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September 2023

Appeal launched for technologies to support NHS Wales COVID-19 recovery

An appeal for ideas of technologies that could support the NHS Wales COVID-19 recovery process has been launched by Health…
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September 2023

International HTA collaboration expands

The international collaboration between six health technology assessment bodies from across the UK, Australia and Canada welcomes two further HTA…
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August 2023

Latest Adoption Audit report reveals impact of HTW guidance

Awareness of HTW guidance is high and it is having an impact across Wales according to the latest HTW Adoption…
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July 2023

Guidance published on wearable cardioverter defibrillators for people at risk of sudden cardiac death

People in Wales who are at risk of their heart stopping suddenly, may be fitted with wearable defibrillators following new…
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July 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…
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April 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…
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March 2023

Watch our latest case study video

We are pleased to unveil our latest case study video which describes our appraisal of FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring…
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March 2023

International Women’s Day 2023 – Open Topic Call

This International Women’s Day Health Technology Wales has launched an open topic call to find non-medicine health and care technologies…
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March 2023

Support the development of the Health Technology Wales Appraisal Process Guide

We have produced a draft Appraisal Process Guide, which aims to clearly explain our health technology appraisal process to external…
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Guidance

March 2023

Guidance published on photobiomodulation

Health Technology Wales has published guidance on photobiomodulation for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis and radiation dermatitis associated…
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February 2023

Latest figures show how Wales is fuelling the UK’s life sciences vision

The importance of Wales to the UK life sciences sector has been highlighted in two sets of recent figures that…
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February 2023

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…
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February 2023

HTW appointed as Collaborating Partner of Evidence Centre set to conduct vital research into health and social care challenges

HTW is to be a Collaborating Partner of a new Health and Care Research Wales Evidence Centre, funded by Welsh…
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February 2023

New Deputy Chair appointed for Health Technology Wales Appraisal Panel

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Deputy Chair for the Health Technology Wales Appraisal Panel (AP) Dr…
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February 2023

Campaign launched to find non-medicine health and care technologies to help improve the lives of people living with cancer

Health Technology Wales has launched an open topic call to find non-medicine health and care technologies that could  improve the…
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February 2023

Life Sciences Hub launches stakeholder survey

Life Sciences Hub has launched its 2023 stakeholder survey, where it will be encouraging feedback across colleagues in industry, academia,…
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January 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…
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January 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…
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December 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…
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Guidance

December 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.…
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Pilot Audit Report

October 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…
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July 2022

Appeal launched for digital solutions to solve health and social care challenges in Wales

A search has begun for digital solutions to the biggest challenges facing the Welsh health and social care sectors today.…
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February 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…
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January 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…
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