Suggest a topic


You can suggest a topic to us that requires guidance on the identification, appraisal or adoption of a non-medicine health technology.

We recommend that you call us to discuss a potential topic with our expert staff who can guide you on how to complete a topic proposal form.

If you have a proposal for appraisal please click on the following link and complete our online form:

The same link can be used to submit initial enquiries about non-medicines health technologies, so that we can refer you to organisations with relevant specialist expertise.

If you need any assistance with completing the form please contact one of our Health Services Researchers via [email protected] or phone 029 2046 8497.

Who can complete a topic proposal form?

Anyone can complete a topic proposal form – NHS boards, clinicians, manufacturers, patient representatives and members of the public.

Examples of completed topic proposal forms

Topics can include any form of health intervention such as medical devices, interventional procedures or psychological therapies.

Here’s an example proposal for appraisal:

What happens after a topic proposal form is submitted?

Topics that are deemed potentially appropriate for appraisal are discussed by the HTW Assessment Group and the topic proposer. Topics are then selected and prioritized according to pre-defined criteria shown on the form. If the topic is selected, the topic referrer will be invited to comment on the appraisal as it develops.

Other topics are signposted to appropriate initiatives, advice or processes in Wales.

Further Information

For further information, to discuss a potential new topic, or if you require assistance with completion of the form please email
[email protected]