Health Technology Wales

 

Health Technology Wales (HTW) is responsible for delivering a strategic, national approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of new health technologies into health and care settings across NHS Wales.

It was established by Welsh Government to identify, appraise, promote, enable and measure the adoption of health technologies across NHS Wales, linking into national agendas for innovation and prudent healthcare.

HTW is the Front Door to NHS Wales, signposting technology developers to initiatives to support technology evaluation and optimisation over the life cycle of the technology.

It is responsible for appraisals of the clinical and cost effectiveness of health technologies that are not medicines in Wales, working with, but independently of NHS Wales.

The recommendations of HTW will support evidence-based decision making, value-based healthcare and improved, consistent care for patients in Wales.