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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267 reports & guidance

TER

September 2022

Real-time continuous glucose monitoring

Real-time continuous glucose monitoring of people with type 1 and 2 diabetes
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TER

September 2022

Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR)

Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for oligoprogressive disease.
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TER

September 2022

WavelinQ EndoAVF System

WavelinQ EndoAVF System for haemodialysis access for people with end stage renal failure.
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TER

August 2022

Interventions at the transition from children’s to adults’ services

Interventions at the transition from children’s to adults’ services for people with long-term conditions
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TER

August 2022

Osseointegration

Osseointegration for people with transfemoral amputations.
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TER, EAR, GUI

July 2022

Outpatient laryngeal biopsy

Laryngeal biopsies in the outpatient setting in people with suspected head and neck dysplasia/cancer
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EAR

July 2022

Closed loop systems

Closed loop systems for the management of type 1 diabetes
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A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

June 2022

Continuous respiratory rate monitor (RespiraSense)

A continuous respiratory rate monitor (RespiraSense) for people with multiple respiratory conditions.
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TER, EAR, GUI

June 2022

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma
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TER

June 2022

Powered lower limb exoskeletons

Powered lower limb exoskeletons to support the musculoskeletal system in adults and children with complex neurological impairments or spinal cord…
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TER

June 2022

Interactive therapeutic devices/doll therapy (HUG)

Interactive therapeutic devices (doll therapy) in advanced dementia care
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TER

June 2022

Remote monitoring with robotic-assist knee balancing system

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) with the robotic-assist knee balancing system for people undergoing total knee replacement arthroplasty
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TER

June 2022

Prescription delivery application

Delivery tracking application for prescription deliveries
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A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

June 2022

Hospital discharge services (Hospital to a Healthier Home)

Hospital discharge services to help make housing safe and accessible for older people
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TER

June 2022

Bed monitoring and alarm systems in care homes

Bed monitoring systems to prevent falls and pressure injury in care homes.
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TER, EAR, GUI

May 2022

Video laryngoscopes

Video laryngoscopes for use in pre-hospital care.
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TER, EAR, GUI

May 2022

Electronic blood management systems

Electronic blood management systems for blood transfusions
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TER

May 2022

Tumour profiling tests

Tumour profiling tests that guide treatment decisions for early breast cancer
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TER

May 2022

DeltaScan Brain State Monitor

DeltaScan Brain State Monitor for the diagnosis of acute encephalopathy and/or delirium
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TER, EAR, GUI

May 2022

Extreme HypoFractionated Radiotherapy (EHFRT)

Extreme HypoFractionated Radiotherapy (EHFRT) for localised prostate cancer
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