This group acts as a ‘front door’ for health technology developers, signposting them to organisations across Wales that can support the development, adoption and optimised use of health technologies. Current members are listed below.
Health and Care Research Wales
Dr Susan Myles
Director, Health Technology Wales
Susan has been engaged in applied health technology assessment for 25 years. Before joining Health Technology Wales, she led the development and work of the Scottish Health Technologies Group. Susan has received scholarships from the Department of Health and Medical Research Council, and is a previous recipient of a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy. She holds qualifications in Economics (BA), Health Economics (MSc & PhD) and Epidemiology (PgDip).
Abi has worked in Welsh Government for 15 years, holding a variety of policy and delivery roles focussed on innovation and the development and implementation of new technologies. She has a BSc in Business Studies, an MSc in Health Policy and has been involved in a number of programmes including SMART Cymru and the Efficiency through Technology Programme. She is currently Head of Integrated Policy, a cross cutting role to improve policy making and delivery across Welsh Government.
Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)
Pete is the Director of the NHS Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL) in Bridgend. SMTL test medical devices, undertake usability testing and provide technical advice to the Welsh NHS including the NWSSP Evidence Based Procurement Board. He sits on a number of BSI medical device committees, and chairs the Welsh Non Luer Connectors Reference Group for Welsh Government, BSI committee CH/205/1 for medical textiles, and CEN/TC/205/1 WG15/PG1 for wound management products.
Head of Health & Care Engagement, Life Sciences Hub Wales
Head of Strategic Sourcing, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership