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Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:06:00 GMT

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NHS Wales responds to busiest January on record

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:25:36 GMT

NHS Wales Chief Executive Andrew Goodall has responded to the latest NHS performance statistics, published today (Thursday, 22 February)

Breast Test Wales publishes 2016-17 annual report

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:45:38 GMT

The latest annual report from Breast Test Wales shows that slightly more women attended for breast cancer screening than in the previous year.

Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee papers published

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:41:42 GMT

The next Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales Vacancies

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:07:23 GMT

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales has two Review Manager vacancies.

2017 point prevalence survey published

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:08:42 GMT

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) have increased in Wales since 2011, according to a new survey.

Informatics Service becomes first in the UK to achieve new Valuing People standard

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:31:38 GMT

The NHS Wales Informatics Service has become the first organisation in the UK to receive the new "British Standard for Valuing People" by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Wales first as surgeons use 3D printed implant after removing chest tumour

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:34:07 GMT

A granddad has become the first person in Wales to have his chest wall rebuilt with a 3D printed prosthesis following the removal of a large tumour.

Registration open for Welsh Immunisation Conference

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:03:43 GMT

Registration is now open for the 15th Welsh Immunisation Conference.

Welsh people want more done to prevent illness and improve their health

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:53:37 GMT

53 per cent of people in Wales agree that more money should be spent on preventing illness and less on treating it. Only 15 per cent disagreed.

Flu prevention urged as cases remain higher than recent years

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:40:39 GMT

Cases of influenza (flu) in Wales continue to fall this week, but remain at higher levels than seen during the last six flu seasons.

South Denbighshire patients to benefit from newly opened IV suite thanks to League of Friends fundraising and generous donation

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:15:25 GMT

Patients at Denbigh Hospital receiving IV therapies are benefiting from new equipment and facilities thanks to generous fundraising work by the hospital’s League of Friends.

NHS Wales Awards 2018 - Deadline 30th March!

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:20:15 GMT

Making changes to the way you work and improving patient care? Enter the NHS Wales Awards and win in 2018!

Making changes to the way you work and improving patient care? Enter the NHS Wales Awards and win in 2018!

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:23:19 GMT

Have you developed an innovative way of working that’s transformed the quality and safety of patient care?

Bowel Screening Wales publishes annual report

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:44:31 GMT

Uptake for bowel screening fell 1 per cent last year, though this follows a 3.6 per cent rise the previous year, according to the Bowel Screening Wales 2016-17 annual report.

Nicola Meredith published in British Journal of Nursing

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:58:36 GMT

Nicola Meredith has published a paper in the British Journal of Nursing on her experiences and observations of the influenza campaign in New Zealand.

Youth panel picks up top honour just 11 months after launch

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:54:15 GMT

ABMyouth, the first youth health advisory panel in Wales, is celebrating after scooping a high-profile award for its groundbreaking mission.

Public Health Wales and Cancer Research UK launch bowel screening campaign

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:52:40 GMT

Public Health Wales and Cancer Research UK have launched a campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer screening.

Health Secretary reveals £100m plan to transform NHS in Wales

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:12:19 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has outlined how a new £100m fund will transform the way health and social services are delivered in Wales.

The £100m Fund, announced as part of the budget, will help to deliver the recommendations of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care, published last month.

Abergele Hospital Eye Unit staff member named Unsung Hero of the Year

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:02:49 GMT

An “unsung hero” at the Stanley Eye Unit at Abergele Hospital has been celebrated at a national ophthalmology award ceremony.

West Wales nurse to grace Buckingham Palace

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:06:48 GMT

A west Wales nurse – who has helped care for our area’s most unwell children – is looking forward to visiting to Buckingham Palace in June after being overwhelmed to be included in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.

State-of-the-art GP surgery set to open in Swansea in March

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:06:14 GMT

A state-of-the-art new GP surgery is on target to open its doors to patients in Swansea by the end of next month.

Flu prevention urged as cases remain high

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:51:13 GMT

Cases of influenza (flu) in Wales have fallen this week from their peak last week, but remain at high levels.

Welsh Government funded Modular Theatre at Llandough Hospital now open

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:09:45 GMT

A new modular theatre has opened in the University Hospital Llandough following £1.7m worth of funding from the Welsh Government.
The new specifically designed unit, which opened on 29th November 2017, will be key to helping Cardiff and Vale University Health Board reduce waiting times within orthopaedic services

Wales leading on organ donation consent rates

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:23:12 GMT

More people in Wales are consenting to have their organs donated than any other UK country, latest figures show

We are gambling with our health, says Chief Medical Officer

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:30:09 GMT

Gambling is an emerging public health issue in Wales according to the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton

Health Secretary confirms Perjeta (pertuzumab) will be available on NHS in Wales to treat advanced breast cancer

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:22:03 GMT

Cabinet Secretary for Health Vaughan Gething has today (Thursday, 1 February) confirmed that Perjeta (pertuzumab) to treat advanced breast cancer will be available on the NHS in Wales

Wales bans the intimate piercing of under 18s

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:14:36 GMT

Wales is the first country in the UK to introduce a nationwide ban on the intimate piercing of under 18s

New contract for GP clinical systems and services

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:04:40 GMT

Following a robust procurement process, it is s the intention to award a new contract for GP clinical systems and services to two suppliers - Vision and Microtest Ltd.  More information will be available after the statutory 10-day standstill period ends on 8 February.

The RRAILS programme is being extended to focus on early identification of Acute Deterioration, Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in the community.

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:30:09 GMT

Over 100 leads from across NHS Wales, working in community and primary care, settings, met in Cardiff last week to discuss an Out of (Acute) Hospital approach to supporting acutely deteriorating patients during a Rapid Response to Acute Illness   Learning Set (RRAILS) study event.

Newport Nurse Honoured with Blue Plaque...

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:56:40 GMT

A nurse who served in France throughout World War One despite being injured in a shellfire attack while on duty is to be recognised with a blue plaque. Annie Brewer, from Newport, had worked in hospitals in the UK but had moved to Paris before the war broke out...

Anglesey youngster thanks hospital staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd for her outstanding care

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:05:42 GMT

The mother of a ten-year-old diagnosed with a life limiting condition has thanked staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Children’s Ward for the outstanding care.

Event marks start of work on new Porthcawl primary care centre

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:03:29 GMT

GPs and healthcare officials have come together to mark the start of building work on the new Porthcawl primary care and community services centre.

Mental health services transformation gets the 'go ahead'

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:04:53 GMT

Hywel Dda University Health Board has today approved proposals to move to the next phase of the Transforming Mental Health Services programme, which aims to help change adult mental health services for the better across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

New e-journals for NHS Wales

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:43:29 GMT

400+ new e-journals from Wiley and Mark Allen available via the A-Z list Read on to find out more:

Universities and higher education professionals agree new health network

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:14:14 GMT

Professionals from all over Wales came together in Cardiff today (24 January) to explore how universities and higher education institutions can improve the health and wellbeing of staff and students.

Successful language choice scheme improves patient care at Ysbyty Alltwen

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:54:00 GMT

A successful language choice scheme which allows patients to be identified as Welsh speakers has improved patient care at a Porthmadog hospital. 

Flu remains at high levels

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:32:31 GMT

Confirmed cases of influenza (flu) in Wales have increased again this week, and remain at high levels.

Innovative therapy harnesses the natural beauty of Snowdonia to support people with mental health problems

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:01:55 GMT

An innovative programme run by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is using the natural environment of the Snowdonia National Park to support people with complex mental health problems.

NHS Wales National Data Centres are now back on-line

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:27:41 GMT

Both NHS Wales National Data Centres are now back on-line following an earlier networking outage. All clinical systems are now available.

NHS Wales Data Centres back on-line

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:22:03 GMT

Both NHS Wales National Data Centres are now back on-line following an earlier networking outage. All clinical systems are now available.

Technical issue affecting two NHS Wales Data Centres

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:04:36 GMT

There  is currently a technical issue affecting two  NHS Wales Data Centres. This is under investigation  by the  NHS Wales Informatics  Service and is being dealt with as a priority. 

Swans charity supports patients recovering from brain injuries

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:28:58 GMT

The official Swans charity has teamed up with specialists at Morriston Hospital to support people recovering from brain injuries.

New fund delivering life changing drugs faster than ever before

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:08:18 GMT

First Minister Carwyn Jones has hailed the success of the £80m New Treatment Fund in slashing the times new life-changing medicines become available on the NHS in Wales

Portal provides access to clinical documents across Wales

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:20:41 GMT

For the first time health professionals across Wales can view clinical documents and see test results created or generated electronically in other health board areas, through the Welsh Clinical Portal. 

Jude Kay starts as Head of Diabetic Eye Screening

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:35:37 GMT

Jude Kay took up post as Head of Programme for Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW) on 8 January.

New report highlights research achievements

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:19:11 GMT

The Research and Development Division at Public Health Wales has published a new report showcasing its major research and development achievements in 2016/17.

Diabetic women at higher risk of having babies with birth defects

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:46:53 GMT

Women with diabetes are encouraged to seek health advice if they are planning a pregnancy as Welsh data confirms they are at higher risk of having babies with congenital anomalies.

Plan launched to improve Respiratory Health in Wales

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:22:09 GMT

An updated plan to improve respiratory health in Wales has been launched today by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething

Hepatitis A outbreak leads to school vaccination session

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:40:36 GMT

Around 180 people associated with a secondary school in Ruthin will be offered Hepatitis A vaccination following a case of Hepatitis A in a pupil at the school.

Statement regarding application to close St. Clement's Surgery, Neyland by Argyle Medical Group

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:29:31 GMT

Hywel Dda University Health Board received an application on 17th January 2018 from Argyle Medical Group to close their site at St. Clement’s Surgery in Neyland this spring.