Health Technology Wales
Type of organisation: NHS, Contract Research & Testing
Health Technology Wales was established by Welsh Government to produce national guidance on the use of non-medicine health technologies in Wales.
It is funded by Welsh Government and hosted by the Velindre University NHS Trust but is independent of both.
Working in collaboration with partners across the health and care sectors, its multi-disciplinary team carries out health technology assessments of any health or care technology that is not a medicine and publishes national guidance on their use in Wales.
For health this could include medical devices, diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, and psychological therapies. For social care this could include equipment or different models for supporting families, children, and adults.
Since being founded in 2017 the team has rapidly expanded, as demand for technology solutions to solve the challenges facing health and care sectors increases.
It has been at the forefront of COVID-19 research, since being appointed a Collaborating Partner of the Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre.
Health Technology Wales works closely with partners across health and social care to ensure its work meets the needs of the health and social care sectors in Wales. It is now carrying out an annual audit of the adoption of its guidance.
The organisation has ambitious targets to significantly increase its guidance output and to continue to drive improvements in population health and social care services across Wales.
Health Technology Wales news articles
20 September 2023
UK patients set to have faster access to innovative medical technologies via new pathway
31 July 2023
New Study Shows the Power of Linking Police and Healthcare Data to Identify the Vulnerable
4 July 2023
Health Technology Wales 2022/23 Annual Report