A research reactor at Trawsfynydd could create jobs and help the NHS

Minister for the Economy Vaughan Gething has said a research reactor at Trawsfynydd could create jobs and provide vital medical isotopes. Research reactors are nuclear reactors used for research, development, education and training. They produce neutrons for use in industry and medicine. WalesOnline reports Vaughan Gething said “At Trawsfynydd there is an opportunity, not just … Continue reading A research reactor at Trawsfynydd could create jobs and help the NHS

Investment in students is the next step to a North Wales medical school

The Welsh Government has announced more medical students will spend all of their training in North Wales as part of moves towards establishing a medical school there. In a written statement, Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services, said “I would like to thank Professor Elizabeth Treasure, chair of the North Wales Medical School … Continue reading Investment in students is the next step to a North Wales medical school

Brother Engineering gets the green light to supply the NHS in Wales

Swansea based Brother Engineering has become the first mask manufacturer in Wales to gain the regulatory approval needed to be able to supply the Welsh NHS. The engineering company has adapted its way of working in recent months to support the Welsh Government’s efforts to produce and supply vital PPE items. The move, which the … Continue reading Brother Engineering gets the green light to supply the NHS in Wales

A coordinated industry response to Covid-19 has provided a major boost to the Welsh economy

New figures reveal that Welsh industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has generated millions of pounds for the Welsh economy and supported the creation and safeguarding of hundreds of jobs across the country. Life Sciences Hub Wales, who were appointed by Welsh Government to support industry engagement with NHS Wales throughout the pandemic, have revealed … Continue reading A coordinated industry response to Covid-19 has provided a major boost to the Welsh economy

Waste water signals local Covid-19 spikes

A pilot programme monitoring coronavirus in Wales’ sewage systems is finding that virus spikes in the community can be detected in local waste water. The Welsh Government says the programme, launched in June, is now monitoring twenty sites across Wales and covers 80% of the Welsh population. Researchers from Welsh universities were the first to … Continue reading Waste water signals local Covid-19 spikes

Report on the impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities leading to change in Wales

A Cardiff University academic has welcomed the Welsh Government’s response to a report on the impact of Covid-19 on Wales’ black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Cardiff University reports Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna is chair of the BAME Covid-19 Advisory Socio-economic Sub-group, which was set up by First Minister Mark Drakeford in response to the pandemic. … Continue reading Report on the impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities leading to change in Wales

Genomic analysis of Covid-19 lineages in Wales

Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has issued a written statement on the genomic analysis of Covid-19 lineages. He writes “Through SAGE and the Technical Advisory Group, the Welsh Government receives updates on the genetic makeup of the virus that causes Covid-19. The insights that come from studying the very building blocks … Continue reading Genomic analysis of Covid-19 lineages in Wales

Fewer young people in Wales vaping but no drop in smoking

E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled, according to analysis from Cardiff University. The report is based on responses from 119,388 eleven to sixteen year olds who took part in the School Health Research Network’s (SHRN) 2019 Student Health and Wellbeing survey, … Continue reading Fewer young people in Wales vaping but no drop in smoking

International study reveals low levels of wellbeing among children in Wales

Children in Wales have some of the lowest levels of wellbeing among children across thirty five countries, a team of Cardiff University researchers has found. The university reports the team, from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD), surveyed over two thousand six hundred children from across Wales about their own … Continue reading International study reveals low levels of wellbeing among children in Wales

New coronavirus testing lab creating 200 jobs in Newport

A new Covid-19 lab testing facility is being set up in Newport in an investment creating two hundred jobs. WalesOnline reports the UK Government’s Lighthouse Lab, at Imperial Park, is a partnership with global diagnostics company PerkinElmer. The project is being supported by the Welsh Government and Life Sciences Hub Wales. Led by the Department … Continue reading New coronavirus testing lab creating 200 jobs in Newport

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