A new partnership has been announced between the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Technology Wales (HTW) for medical technology guidance.
The collaboration is designed to ensure cooperation between the two bodies, which share goals in assessing medical technologies for use in the NHS. The agreement is built around “the strategic planning and delivery of independent and authoritative medical technology guidance in England and Wales”.
The Director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation at NICE, Meindert Boysen, said:
“NICE welcomes this agreement with Health Technology Wales which aims to improve the way both organisations collaborate and communicate in the important area of medical technologies.”
Professor Peter Graves, Chair of Health Technology Wales, said:
“We’re delighted to formalise our relationship with NICE. Our role in promoting the use of medical technologies that offer the most benefit for the people of Wales is shared by NICE. It’s timely that we collaborate to share resources and knowledge so that we can ensure the best possible outcomes from the work of both organisations in improving the health of people in Wales.”
Professor Graves is also the Chair of the NICE Medical Technologies Advisory Committee, and will retain this role under the new arrangement.
Read more on the collaboration here.