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

£180m for seamless health and social care in Wales

Ministers have announced plans to deliver a seamless health and social care system, which supports people to live healthy and independent lives, will receive a £180m funding boost next year. The Welsh Government says Health and Social Services Secretary, Vaughan Gething and Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies have set out … Continue reading £180m for seamless health and social care in Wales

Welsh Government sees loneliness as public health threat

Action needs to be taken to tackle loneliness and social isolation, which already impacts one in five people in Wales and is fast becoming a significant public health issue, according to Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies. The Welsh Government has launched a national conversation on what can be done to … Continue reading Welsh Government sees loneliness as public health threat

Morgan Academy ready to share findings on healthcare

Academics at a top think tank are seeking talks with Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething to discuss the future of health and social care in Wales. Over the past twelve months the Morgan Academy based at Swansea University hosted a series of debates covering issues ranging from cyber security and affordable social care to recruitment … Continue reading Morgan Academy ready to share findings on healthcare

Glyn Hewinson to lead Bovine TB Centre of Excellence

A new Centre of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis for Wales will open at Aberystwyth University later this year, bringing international expertise together with the aim of eradicating the cattle disease. The Welsh Government reports Professor Glyn Hewinson, a world renowned expert on bovine tuberculosis, will lead the centre’s work. Glyn Hewinson is Lead Scientist for … Continue reading Glyn Hewinson to lead Bovine TB Centre of Excellence

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