News & Events

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Nov 2021

Support programme for carers of people with dementia recommended for use in Wales

A psychological support programme aimed at reducing depression among carers of dementia patients has been recommended for use in Wales by Health Technology Wales. START (STrAtegies for RelaTives), an eight-week programme of psychological support, has been shown to improve quality of life and reduce depression in those caring for people with dementia.

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Nov 2021

Guidance published: Natriuretic peptides to rule-in and rule-out a diagnosis of heart failure in adults in the emergency department setting

We appraised the clinical and cost effectiveness of Natriuretic peptides to rule-in and rule-out a diagnosis of heart failure in adults in the emergency department setting.

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Nov 2021

8 key issues reviewed by the Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre so far

Health Technology Wales is a Collaborating Partner of the  Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre (WCEC) which, since March 2021, has reviewed the COVID-19 research evidence available to make sure decision makers have the most up-to-date evidence to help make key decisions around health and social care policy and practice in Wales. Here are 8 key topics the centre has reviewed so far:

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Nov 2021

Social care expert appointed as Chair of Stakeholder Forum

An expert in social care has been appointed by Health Technology Wales (HTW) as Chair of its newly formed Stakeholder Forum. Sarah McCarty, who is Director of Improvement and Development at Social Care Wales, will chair the forum which includes representatives from across the health and social care sector in Wales.

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Oct 2021

HTW collaborates with global network of health technology assessment agencies on patient involvement position statement

Health Technology Wales (HTW) has joined forces with health technology assessment agencies across the world to write a position statement on Patient Involvement in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA).

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Oct 2021

Health Technology Wales scoops international award

A prestigious global prize has been awarded to Health Technology Wales (HTW) for its approach to evaluating the impact of research into a treatment for MS.

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Oct 2021

‘Advice on Health Technologies’ bulletin published

We’ve published the ‘Advice on Health Technologies’ bulletin to support decision making on health technologies within NHS Wales. The bulletin lists advice and guidance published by us and other health technology assessment (HTA) agencies across the UK and Europe from July to September 2021.

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Sep 2021

HTW Chair, Professor Peter Groves: Tenure extended

We are delighted to announce that the tenure of our Chair, Professor Peter Groves, has been extended by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan MS, for a further 3 years.

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Jul 2021

HTW Strategic Plan 2021-25 is published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the HTW Strategic Plan 2021 – 25, developed in consultation with our key stakeholders and endorsed by the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services.