78,000 people impacted by Health Technology Wales as it marks its second year

(Title Image: Welsh School of Social Care Research)

Health Technology Wales’ annual report for 2018-19 (pdf), says just under 78,000 people have been impacted by decisions and advice the organisation has made over the last year.

Following a Senedd committee inquiry in 2014, Heath Technology Wales was established in November 2017 to appraise, as well as provide advice and guidance on, new technologies in the healthcare sector. Advice issued by Health Technology Wales was estimated to have saved £5.2million.

Some of the technologies reviews by the organisation include glucose monitors for diabetes, a nerve stimulation device to treat faecal incontinence and positron emission technologies to treat prostate cancer.