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Reports & Guidance

We publish three different types of report:

Topic Exploration Report (TER) – A TER is published once the initial evidence search on a topic has been carried out. The TER is presented  to the HTW Assessment Group who decide whether the topic should be accepted onto the HTW work programme.

Evidence Appraisal Report (EAR) – Once a topic is accepted onto the HTW work programme, the HTW researchers complete a rapid review of the available evidence on the topic, assess the evidence and draft an EAR. This is reviewed by the topic referrer, independent experts and the HTW Assessment Group before being finalised.

Guidance (GUI) – Guidance on whether the evidence supports adoption of a technology in Wales is produced by the HTW Appraisal Panel which appraises the evidence available in the EAR  alongside expert, patient and public input. The guidance summaries the key evidence and and any implications for the health and social care sectors in Wales.

Expert Review Documents: As part of our appraisal process, we invite experts on a particular topic to take part in an expert review of our draft Evidence Appraisal Report (EAR) on that topic. We ask reviewers to provide comment, either on specific issues/uncertainties that our research team need help clarifying, or the general content of the report and its robustness.  Expert review documents are available to view in the additional documents section of our topic pages.

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272 reports & guidance

TER

May 2020

Hydrogen peroxide vapour

Hydrogen peroxide vapour to reprocess single-use personal protective equipment.
Read moreabout Hydrogen peroxide vapour
TER

April 2020

HemaClear exsanguination tourniquet

HemaClear exsanguination tourniquet to provide a bloodless surgical field during limb surgery.
Read moreabout HemaClear exsanguination tourniquet
TER

April 2020

Virtual examinations (sexual health)

Virtual examination of patients requiring sexual health services.
Read moreabout Virtual examinations (sexual health)
A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

March 2020

ResAppDx-EU smartphone app

Point-of-care smartphone applications (ResAppDx-EU) for the diagnosis of acute respiratory disease.
Read moreabout ResAppDx-EU smartphone app
TER, EAR, GUI

March 2020

Single-operator per-oral cholangioscopy

Single-operator per-oral cholangioscopy for the management of hepatobiliary-pancreatic disorders.
Read moreabout Single-operator per-oral cholangioscopy
TER

March 2020

Self-help IT tools

Digital self-help tools for mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.
Read moreabout Self-help IT tools
TER

March 2020

Interpreter on Wheels and Interpreter now – deaf mental health services

Video remote interpreting and video relay services for deaf people with mental health problems.
Read moreabout Interpreter on Wheels and Interpreter now – deaf mental health services
TER

March 2020

Primary Care Audiology

Primary care audiology for people with ear or hearing-related symptoms.
Read moreabout Primary Care Audiology
TER

March 2020

CANTAB (Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery) Mobile

Use of CANTAB Mobile in patients of all ages.
Read moreabout CANTAB (Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery) Mobile
TER

March 2020

Insulin pumps

Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII or ‘insulin pumps’) for people with type 1 and gestational diabetes.
Read moreabout Insulin pumps
A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

March 2020

Mental Health Triage System

Mental health triage scale as a prioritisation tool.
Read moreabout Mental Health Triage System
TER

March 2020

Teleopthalomology in acute setting

Teleophthalmology to diagnose acute eye problems.
Read moreabout Teleopthalomology in acute setting
TER

March 2020

PocketMedic app

PocketMedic as an education tool for people with chronic conditions.
Read moreabout PocketMedic app
A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

March 2020

Stroke rehabilitation using digital devices

Hand-held electronic devices for stroke rehabilitation.
Read moreabout Stroke rehabilitation using digital devices
TER

March 2020

Remote microphones (children)

Remote microphones and wireless streaming devices for use with hearing aids and cochlear implants in children with hearing loss.
Read moreabout Remote microphones (children)
TER

March 2020

Hemosep cell salvage technology

Hemosep for cell salvage during surgery.
Read moreabout Hemosep cell salvage technology
TER

February 2020

Zephyr

Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (EBV) System for patients with severe or very severe emphysema.
Read moreabout Zephyr
TER

February 2020

Brain in Hand

Brain in Hand digital support system for people with neurological and mental health conditions.
Read moreabout Brain in Hand
TER

February 2020

Remote microphones (adults)

Remote microphone hearing assistance technology for improving speech recognition by hearing impaired adults.
Read moreabout Remote microphones (adults)
TER

January 2020

Low carb program

Low carb program behaviour platform in people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity.
Read moreabout Low carb program