Welsh companies exhibiting at FIME

With the support of the Welsh Government, Welsh companies will be exhibiting at FIME, the Florida International Medical Expo, the largest medical trade fair in the Americas, next week. Jellagen, based in Cardiff, will be exhibiting at FIME for the very first time, showcasing their next generation collagen products sourced from jellyfish for application in … Continue reading Welsh companies exhibiting at FIME

New academy to train radiologists is due to open next year

Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced a new academy to train the next generation of radiologists and imaging professionals (Welsh Government, 2017). The new National Imaging Academy for Wales, which is being established with £3.4m funding from the Welsh Government, will be based in Pencoed. The new purpose designed state of the art facility … Continue reading New academy to train radiologists is due to open next year

Welsh Government to invest £21m in high quality NHS research

More than £21m will be invested by the Welsh Government during the next year in high quality NHS Wales research to help develop the treatments of tomorrow (Welsh Government, 2017). The Health Secretary Vaughan Gething made the announcement during a visit to the Clinical Research and Innovation Centre at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. The … Continue reading Welsh Government to invest £21m in high quality NHS research

Vaughan Gething announces all-Wales PrEP trial

The Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced an all-Wales study to provide the drug Truvada to all those who would benefit from the preventative treatment (Welsh Government, 2017). The announcement follows the decision on Truvada by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. The study will run for at least three years and will begin this … Continue reading Vaughan Gething announces all-Wales PrEP trial

Welsh Government to provide £7.3m in funding for health technology projects

Wales’ Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has agreed to fund eleven innovative projects through the Efficiency Through Technology Fund following the 2016 open call (Welsh Government, 2017). The Efficiency Through Technology Fund (ETTF) supports health and social care projects that use innovative technology to improve the efficiency of healthcare services. Projects that have secured funding include … Continue reading Welsh Government to provide £7.3m in funding for health technology projects

Welsh Government unveils new genomics strategy

A new strategy aimed at putting Wales at the cutting edge of the global development of future generations of medical services has been unveiled by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething today (Welsh Government, 2017). The Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy, which is supported by £6.8m Welsh Government funding, sets out how Wales can capture the health … Continue reading Welsh Government unveils new genomics strategy

Major research study has the potential to transform the health of Wales

Wales’ Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has said HealthWise Wales has the potential to transform the nation’s health and wellbeing (Welsh Government, 2017). HealthWise Wales is the largest research study of its kind ever to have been undertaken in Wales. The plan is to recruit 260,000 people aged sixteen and older. … Continue reading Major research study has the potential to transform the health of Wales

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