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Health Technology Wales – an independent body established to identify and develop new technologies for use in the NHS – is celebrating what it describes as a successful first year following the publication of their first annual impact report.
“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.”
– Health Minister, Vaughan Gething (Lab, Cardiff S. & Penarth)
The body has so far issued guidance on 5 new or emerging technologies, including positron emission tomography (PET) used in the treatment of prostate cancer, new glucose monitors for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the use of mechanical chest compressors in the ambulance service.