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AWTTC agrees strategic alliance with Health Technology Wales

The All Wales Therapeutics & Toxicology Centre (AWTTC) and Health Technology Wales form a united approach to offer expert advice and guidance to healthcare providers.

The two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further secure a close working relationship. The alliance brings mutual benefits including shared learnings and insights into key processes.

Dr Susan Myles, Director of Health Technology Wales, said: “With Health Technology Wales’ remit relating to non-medicine health technologies and AWTTC’s remit relating to medicines, our collaboration on national priority areas is a natural step in our work to improve the quality of care in Wales.”

Creating a better informed Wales

AWTTC is a leading authority on therapeutics and toxicology, aiming to create a healthier, better informed Wales. The work carried out by AWTTC involves the delivery of a portfolio of services including medicines optimisation, medicines safety, education and prescribing analysis. AWTTC provide pharmaceutical, clinical and health economics support with the multi-disciplinary team working to improve health outcomes for patients. AWTTC also has representation on several of Health Technology Wales’ groups including the Appraisal Panel.

Health Technology Wales is a national body set up in 2017 to work with partners across health, social care and the technology sectors to deliver a strategic approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of new health technologies. Their remit covers any health technology that isn’t a medicine, such as medical devices, surgical procedures, psychological therapies or tele-monitoring.

Fostering strategic partnerships

Through the Memorandum of Understanding the two organisations will be provided with staff development opportunities and enhanced access to; centres of excellence, peer groups, national and international networks.

The appraisal functions of both organisations will benefit from two-way ‘critical friend’ peer reviews and quality assurance processes. Staff will also receive methodological advice from their peers, drawing on the respective strengths of each organisation.

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