Report looks at the health and wellbeing of young people in Wales

Researchers say schools and society as a whole have a role to play in helping young people tackle numerous challenges around their health and wellbeing. The School Health Research Network is led by Professor Simon Murphy at Cardiff University and is the largest network of its type in the world. The network includes every Welsh … Continue reading Report looks at the health and wellbeing of young people in Wales

CatSci expanding after Welsh Government support

CatSci Ltd is set to create sixteen new highly skilled jobs thanks to Welsh Government support. CatSci, based at Capital Business Park in Wentloog, currently employs thirty one people and will create the new roles as part of an ambitious three year expansion plan. The company specialises in helping pharmaceutical companies bring new therapeutics to … Continue reading CatSci expanding after Welsh Government support

Vaughan Gething gives update on Welsh health informatics

Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services, has issued a written statement providing an update on the review on the future structure and governance for health informatics in Wales. The statement on the Welsh Government website says “I promised the Senedd on 30 January 2019 that I would update Members before Easter recess on … Continue reading Vaughan Gething gives update on Welsh health informatics

Extra funding to help people live independently

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced an extra £195,000 to support Care & Repair agencies across Wales to help older people remain independent in their own homes. The Welsh Government reports Julie James said “A number of Care & Repair agencies are working with NHS Wales to deliver a winter pressures pilot, … Continue reading Extra funding to help people live independently

New funding to help prevent and reduce suicide in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said the Welsh Government will target new mental health investment in initiatives to prevent and reduce suicide rates in Wales. Mental health is one of the Welsh Government’s top priorities. To support this, ministers continue to spend more on mental health services than on any other part of the Welsh … Continue reading New funding to help prevent and reduce suicide in Wales

National Imaging Academy Wales officially opens

The National Imaging Academy Wales in Pencoed officially opened on Monday. ITV reports the £3.4m facility will train the next generation of radiologists, radiographers, sonographers and imaging professionals. It has been created to meet the demand gap for the imaging workforce as well as help address the rising demand and expectations of imaging services. The … Continue reading National Imaging Academy Wales officially opens

Welsh Government consulting on plan to tackle obesity

A consultation on the Welsh Government’s new plan to combat obesity, the greatest public health challenge facing Wales, has been launched by Health Minister Vaughan Gething. The Welsh Government say their consultation, Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales, outlines the actions to be taken to help people in Wales maintain a healthy weight. The UK has one … Continue reading Welsh Government consulting on plan to tackle obesity

New streamlined single cancer pathway for Wales

The introduction of a new streamlined Single Suspected Cancer Pathway will improve quality and outcomes for cancer patients in Wales, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced today. The Welsh Government says the new single cancer pathway will start from the point a patient is suspected of having cancer, rather than when the cancer is confirmed, … Continue reading New streamlined single cancer pathway for Wales

£3m to improve access to digital healthcare in Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £3m to improve access to technology for healthcare staff and patients. Speaking at the Digital Health and Care Conference in Cardiff on November 7th, Vaughan Gething said the money would form part of a new three year Digital Inclusion and Health programme which would help staff and patients engage … Continue reading £3m to improve access to digital healthcare in Wales

£1.7m Swansea healthcare vision a blueprint for the future

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething, has announced £1.7m funding for a Cwmtawe project to develop new models of health and social care. The Welsh Government says the funding comes from the £100m Transformation Fund to support key actions from its long term plan for health and social care, A Healthier Wales. The Cwmtawe Cluster project, developed … Continue reading £1.7m Swansea healthcare vision a blueprint for the future

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