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Health Technology Wales Launches e-publication to Improve Care in Wales

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Health Technology Wales has launched HTW Guidance Alerts, a regular e-publication to provide instant notifications for the guidance it publishes to improve care in Wales.

HTW Guidance Alerts will be sent every time Health Technology Wales publishes a new piece of guidance.

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Health Technology Wales assesses the value and optimises the use of clinically and cost-effective healthcare technologies. The guidance issues recommendations on the use of a technology for health and/or care, and summarises the key evidence and implications for the technology in Wales. This enables commissioners and decision-makers to provide evidence-informed care.

HTW Guidance Alerts is relevant to people working in health, care and industry, as well as patients, members of the public and service users. It will share information as Health Technology Wales fulfils its role to support a national approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of non-medicine health technologies in Wales.

Following the National Assembly’s Access to medical technologies in Wales 2014 inquiry, Health Technology Wales was set up by Welsh Government in 2017. It’s hosted by Velindre University NHS Trust, though independent of both.

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Health Technology Wales (HTW) is a national body working to improve the quality of care in Wales.

It collaborates with partners across health, social care and the technology sectors to ensure an all-Wales approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of non-medicine health technologies. HTW supports evidence-informed decision making, which is essential for health and care providers to deliver safe and high quality care services.

They are funded by Welsh Government and hosted within NHS Wales, but independent of both. Their remit covers any health technology that isn’t a medicine, such as medical devices, surgical procedures, psychological therapies, tele-monitoring or rehabilitation.

 

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