Evaluating our impact
Health Technology Wales is committed to monitoring and evaluating our work. To do this, we developed an Evaluation Plan and processes to capture data, monitor our outcomes and evaluate what difference our work makes.
Here are some key HTW achievements to date:
Latest case studies
In March 2018, we organised and hosted a workshop entitled ‘NICE Guidance: from on the website to on the ground.’ The purpose of the workshop was to learn about and share ideas on optimising the use of NICE guidance in Wales, from dissemination to implementation.
We appraised evidence on the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system for diabetes, in response to FreeStyle Libre becoming available on the NHS Drugs Tariff. We published Guidance in November 2018.
In 2018, International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) members identified ‘hot topics’ that were in need of position statements from a public agency perspective.
"I welcome the progress made by Health Technology Wales in its first year. They are delivering high-quality evidence-informed advice to our health boards on a range of non-medicine technologies. This is important work that will ensure our health service in Wales is at the forefront of modern technology."
Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services
“The right people are looking at the right evidence appraisals. They were very responsive and reflected many of our comments in the final appraisal.”
"Many thanks for this very helpful input this year... it has certainly improved the robustness of the decisions and also informed us where the gaps in evidence are."
Helen Howson, Director, Bevan Commission
“In my honest opinion, health services need such high quality health technology appraisals now more than ever in order to develop and deliver clinical- and cost-effective care.”
"A huge amount of value, evidence and rigour was added to the Health Tech Exemplar application and assessment process by having HTW join the panel."
Tom James, Head of Innovation and Industry Engagement, Welsh Government
Evaluation strategy documents
Communications strategy documents