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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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285 reports & guidance

TER

September 2022

WavelinQ EndoAVF System

WavelinQ EndoAVF System for haemodialysis access for people with end stage renal failure.
Read moreabout WavelinQ EndoAVF System
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
Read moreabout Interventions at the transition from children’s to adults’ services
TER

August 2022

Osseointegration

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

July 2022

Outpatient laryngeal biopsy

Laryngeal biopsies in the outpatient setting in people with suspected head and neck dysplasia/cancer
Read moreabout Outpatient laryngeal biopsy
EAR

July 2022

Closed loop systems

Closed loop systems for the management of type 1 diabetes
Read moreabout Closed loop systems
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.
Read moreabout Continuous respiratory rate monitor (RespiraSense)
TER, EAR, GUI

June 2022

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma
Read moreabout Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
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…
Read moreabout Powered lower limb exoskeletons
TER

June 2022

Interactive therapeutic devices/doll therapy (HUG)

Interactive therapeutic devices (doll therapy) in advanced dementia care
Read moreabout Interactive therapeutic devices/doll therapy (HUG)
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
Read moreabout Remote monitoring with robotic-assist knee balancing system
TER

June 2022

Prescription delivery application

Delivery tracking application for prescription deliveries
Read moreabout Prescription delivery application
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
Read moreabout Hospital discharge services (Hospital to a Healthier Home)
TER

June 2022

Bed monitoring and alarm systems in care homes

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

May 2022

Video laryngoscopes

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

May 2022

Electronic blood management systems

Electronic blood management systems for blood transfusions
Read moreabout Electronic blood management systems
TER

May 2022

Tumour profiling tests

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

May 2022

DeltaScan Brain State Monitor

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

May 2022

Extreme HypoFractionated Radiotherapy (EHFRT)

Extreme HypoFractionated Radiotherapy (EHFRT) for localised prostate cancer
Read moreabout Extreme HypoFractionated Radiotherapy (EHFRT)
TER

April 2022

Colourimetry

Colourimetry interventions to support people with visual stress
Read moreabout Colourimetry
EAR

March 2022

Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the Treatment of COVID-19

Convalescent plasma therapy for people with COVID-19
Read moreabout Convalescent Plasma Therapy for the Treatment of COVID-19