£33m for new Welsh healthcare products and services

A financial injection, announced by the Welsh Government, has the potential to improve healthcare, grow the economy and create high quality jobs. Cardiff University reports £24m will come jointly from the European Regional Development Fund and the Welsh Government. Over three years it will support ACCELERATE, the Welsh Health Innovation and Technology Accelerator, bringing together … Continue reading £33m for new Welsh healthcare products and services

£2.5m to tackle respiratory disease in Wales

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced £2.5m of funding to develop new ways to prevent and treat respiratory disease. The Welsh Government says the money will be used to create a Respiratory Innovation Centre, bringing together health professionals, academic and business people to more quickly develop, test and implement innovative methods to tackle respiratory illness. … Continue reading £2.5m to tackle respiratory disease in Wales

Uber-style app for NHS patients could come to the Valleys

Two schemes were put forward as part of a digital vision for the Valleys at the latest taskforce meeting in the Dulais Valley earlier this week. One of the priorities in Our Valleys, Our Future, the delivery plan for the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys, is to develop a digital vision for the … Continue reading Uber-style app for NHS patients could come to the Valleys

Wales joins the 100,000 Genomes Project

Wales has joined the 100,000 Genomes Project, the Welsh Government announced today. The 100,000 Genomes Project seeks to transform patient care, encourage genomic discovery and drive a thriving genomics sector. In an agreement between Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CVUHB), Cardiff University and Genomics England, four hundred and twenty whole genome sequences (WGS) have … Continue reading Wales joins the 100,000 Genomes Project

Using data to tackle disease

Swansea University is to become one of six substantive sites of the newly formed Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), in a strategic partnership with Queen’s University Belfast. The six sites in the HDR project will share an initial investment of £30m for the next five years. Swansea University reports its involvement stems from its … Continue reading Using data to tackle disease

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Peter Halligan appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

First Minister Carwyn Jones has appointed internationally renowned psychologist and neuroscientist Professor Peter Halligan to the post of Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales. The Welsh Government reports Peter Halligan will provide independent scientific advice to the First Minister and lead the development of the Welsh Government’s science policy. He will also work to promote the … Continue reading Peter Halligan appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

AMs vote to exert pressure to legalise medicinal cannabis

Today AMs tabled a motion to exert pressure on the UK Government to reschedule cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2, which would recognise the medicinal value of the drug. WalesOnline reports, in response, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said advocating the use of herbal cannabis, a “raw and illegal” drug, would undermine the evidence-based approach … Continue reading AMs vote to exert pressure to legalise medicinal cannabis

Cardiff Met launches stroke research hub

As part of the Welsh Government’s five year strategy to tackle stroke and its often devastating effects, Cardiff Metropolitan University has launched Stroke Hub Wales (SHW), a resource facility that will support and coordinate research, innovation and education programmes across Wales. Strokes are one of the top three causes of death and the leading cause … Continue reading Cardiff Met launches stroke research hub

Welsh Government announces funding for digital health

The Welsh Government has reported that Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced over £5.5m for digital priorities within the Welsh NHS. The funding will be targeted at improving access to information and introducing new ways of delivering care with digital technologies set out in the 2015 Informed Health and Care strategy. Welsh Government has worked … Continue reading Welsh Government announces funding for digital health

Mansel Aylward appointed Chair of Life Sciences Hub

The Welsh Government has confirmed that Professor Sir Mansel Aylward has been appointed as the new Chair of Life Sciences Hub Wales Limited. Launched in 2014 and based in Cardiff, the Life Sciences Hub brings together all facets of the life science sector in Wales including academic, business, clinical, government, professional services and funding organisations, … Continue reading Mansel Aylward appointed Chair of Life Sciences Hub

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