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23 April, 2019

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Cross sector support for inaugural health workshops

Attendees of the first workshops held by Health Technology Wales and Life Sciences Hub Wales

Our inaugural health workshops have taken place to build capacity across the health, care and industry sectors.

Held in collaboration with Life Sciences Hub Wales, we recently welcomed more than 20 people to learn about health technology assessment and health economics.

The participants hold a variety of roles in health and social care, ranging from innovation leads at health boards to university students studying for their postgraduate doctoral degrees.

Those participants came from diverse cross-sector backgrounds, too – including; NHS Wales, academia, patient representatives and industry.

The Cedar evaluation centre and Swansea Centre for Health Economics delivered the workshops on our behalf. Both workshops taught the basic principles of the subjects, enabling application to real life scenarios.

The workshops focused on key concepts and methods, applying them to real life topics that Health Technology Wales has previously appraised. Participants were also talked through topic proposal processes and encouraged to consider topics they can submit themselves.

Elise Johanson, a third year medical student from Cardiff University, said: “I can use the skills I learned in this workshop to critically appraise the research, and to decide for myself if I think the evidence is strong enough to support a clinical decision in practice as well as decisions about future health technologies.”

Read Elise’s full reflection from the workshops here.

Interested in attending future workshops? There are still spaces available on Wednesday 25 September 2019 and Wednesday 11 December 2019.

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