9th February 2023
Health Technology Wales Open Call for non-medicine health and care technologies to improve the lives of people living with cancer in Wales
Health Technology Wales has launched an open topic call to find non-medicine health and care technologies that could improve the lives of people living with cancer in Wales.
It is inviting health and care professionals, technology developers, academics, and members of the public to submit their ideas.
HTW, which appraises non-medicine health and care technologies and produces national guidance on whether they should be adopted in Wales, will assess the evidence available on each health or care technology submitted.
A decision will then be made on whether there is sufficient evidence to publish national guidance that may support adoption of the technology in Wales.
Previous examples of cancer related topics which HTW has published national guidance on, include:
- Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma
- Extreme Hypofractionated Radiotherapy (EHFRT)
According to Cancer Research UK, in the UK 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Every year around 19,500 people in Wales are diagnosed with cancer.
Anybody who would like to take part in the open topic call should do so by visiting the Suggest a Topic page on the Health Technology Wales website.