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 assesses any health or care technology that is not a medicine. 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 has also established a partnership with Social Care Wales and worked with Welsh Government partners to identify digital solutions for health and social care sectors in Wales.
The organisation now 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 October 2022
Health Technology Wales has published guidance on a type of heart surgery
20 September 2022
Health Technology Wales 5th Anniversary Event
6 September 2022
Health Technology Wales and Life Sciences Hub Wales pledge to renew collaboration