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Last Build Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:06:00 GMT

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Have your say, and help shape the next decade of health and well-being in Wales

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:19:57 GMT

Public Health Wales wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health.

New initiative to put specialist emotional & mental health support in Wales' schools

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:02:04 GMT

Children and teachers in Wales will receive the emotional and mental health support they need when they need it in schools as part of a unique new initiative being unveiled by the Welsh Government today (Monday 25th September 2017)

Agenda and papers published for Board meeting on Thursday 28 September

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:26:13 GMT

Find out what the Board are discussing at their meeting on 28 September.

Neonatal project wins top Welsh health award

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:23:07 GMT

An initiative by ABMU staff to improve the way antibiotics are used to treat newborn babies has earned a prestigious NHS Wales Award at the tenth anniversary of the ceremony.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board wins three NHS Wales Awards!

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:18:20 GMT

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is celebrating today (Friday 22 September 2017) after winning three NHS Wales Awards at the tenth anniversary of the awards...


Winners of NHS Wales Awards 2017 announced!

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:30:46 GMT

Transforming mental health services, managing antibiotics wisely and respecting residents’ wishes at the end of life are just some of the projects which have won NHS Wales Awards this year.

Hospital team honoured for mentoring work with student nurses

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:13:47 GMT

The guidance and support it offers to nursing students has earned the mentoring team at Princess of Wales Hospital’s Day Surgery Unit a top award.

Nasal spray flu vaccine protected children from flu last winter

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:05:36 GMT

Experts at Public Health Wales have contributed to a report showing that the nasal spray flu vaccine reduced the risk of vaccinated children getting flu by 65.8% in the 2016/17 season.

New national strategy for a more prosperous Wales

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:09:48 GMT

The Welsh Government has today published ‘Prosperity for All’ – a national strategy to deliver its key priorities for the rest of this Assembly term, and set the right foundations to tackle the big challenges faced by the nation

Welsh Government launch new plan to stub out smoking

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:05:31 GMT

A new plan to reduce the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020 for a healthier, smoke-free Wales has been launched by the Welsh Government today (19 September)

Vaughan Gething visits POWH cardiac facility after £1.6 million refit

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:40:47 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has been checking out a cardiac facility at Princess of Wales Hospital following its £1.6 million refit.

Welsh Public Health Conference programme revealed

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:56:53 GMT

Actor and activist Michael Sheen and World Health Organization health and development expert, Dr Christoph Hamelmann, are amongst the internationally acclaimed speakers announced for this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference.

Free NHS Breast Screening Returns to Caerphilly

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:48:21 GMT

The Breast Test Wales mobile screening unit is returning to Caerphilly. The mobile unit will be situated at Morrisons, Castle Court, Bedwas Road from beginning of October, 2017 to end of December, 2017.....

New junior doctor reveals why she chose Wrexham to start her career in medicine

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:38:33 GMT

Aspiring Emergency Medicine Medic, Collette Cook reveals why she chose Wrexham to start her career in medicine.

New-look renal unit to open at Morriston in 2018 after £5.8 million upgrade

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:51:27 GMT

A new-look renal unit providing state-of-the-art facilities will be unveiled at Morriston Hospital next year after a £5.8 million upgrade.

WHO publishes new report in collaboration with Public Health Wales

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:29:31 GMT

The World Health Organization’s Health Evidence Network (WHO HEN) and the European Office for Investment for Health and Development have published a new report on ‘Investment for health and well-being’ in collaboration with Public Health Wales.

NHS Wales celebrates progress in fight against sepsis

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:19:02 GMT

Today marks World Sepsis Day, countless activities are taking place worldwide to raise awareness of sepsis symptoms and celebrating successes in reducing mortality from sepsis through early recognition of symptoms and treatment.  

The Welsh Orthopaedic Board

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:17:30 GMT

National Planned Care Programme

State-of-the-art new service launches at Singleton Hospital

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:11:13 GMT

A state-of-the-art new service has been launched at Singleton Hospital to diagnose and treat pleural diseases and cancers such as lung cancer.

National Dermatology Implementation Plan

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:00:21 GMT

National Planned Care Programme

People struggling with their mental health urged to reach out and seek support

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:03:01 GMT

Staff at a Wrexham based mental health helpline are marking World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10th September by encouraging people who are struggling to find value in their lives to reach out and seek support.

Teenager goes coast to coast to help young eye patients

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:50:17 GMT

When it comes to fundraising for the medical team who have treated him since he was a baby, teenager Steffan Williams has certainly proved he is up for a challenge.

We have been nominated for a Times Higher Education award

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:30:56 GMT

 NHS Wales Informatics Service is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for its work with University of Wales Trinity Saint David  in the Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration category at this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

Madge retires after 45 years dedicated to neonatal care at Singleton

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:42:35 GMT

When a neighbour told Madge Williams she had found her the perfect job she never dreamed she would still be doing it 45 years later.

National Planned Care Programme

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:17:45 GMT

Welsh patients languishing on year-long NHS waiting lists (The Times) – 30 August 2017

National Planned Care Programme

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:56:28 GMT

Health news

Our digital journey -- a feature interview

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:31:20 GMT

Highland Marketing have recently completed a guest interview with Andrew Griffiths, Chief Information Office (health) for Wales and director of NHS Wales Informatics Service regarding the digital journey we have taken in Wales.

Families in Wales encouraged to "have the chat" about organ donation wishes

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:19:35 GMT

The Welsh Government is emphasising the importance of talking to family and friends about organ donation in an effort to increase the number of people who register their decision either on the organ donor register or just by making sure family are aware of their wishes.

New Band 6 paramedic role to deliver enhanced care for patients in Wales

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:25:50 GMT

A new deal for paramedics in Wales, which recognises the additional skills and experience they require in order to carry out increasing amounts of clinical work within a modern health service, has been announced by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

A nurse who provides groundbreaking care for dementia patients is our latest Health Hero

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:26:53 GMT

A nurse who has helped provide innovative and groundbreaking care for patients with dementia has been named our latest Health Hero.

One month left to have your say on the future of quality and governance of health and social care services in Wales

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:50:50 GMT

There is one month left for people to respond to Welsh Government proposals to improve the quality and governance of health and social care services in Wales.

Public Health Wales report publishes HIV & STI data to end 2015

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:23:46 GMT

Public Health Wales has published its latest annual report on transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Wales.

New adult gender identity service to be established in Wales

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:57:46 GMT

A new adult gender identity service is to be established in Wales to enable transgender people to access the care they need closer to home, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced.

Nurses! Revalidation webinar from Royal Marsden

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:11:11 GMT

Check out how Royal Marsden Clinical Nursing Procedures can help you with revalidation by watching this video.
You can access Royal Marsden here.

Safer Down's test for pregnant women to be introduced in Wales

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:23:48 GMT

A safer and more accurate test for Down’s syndrome is to be introduced in Wales, the Welsh Government has announced.

Health Minister opens Minor Injuries and Baby Care units in Newport

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:54:58 GMT

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething AM, yesterday (15th August) visited the Royal Gwent Hospital to officially open two new facilities .....

£500,000 to improve eating disorder services for young people in Wales

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:42:48 GMT

An additional £500,000 a year will be invested by the Welsh Government to improve the care young people with eating disorders receive when they turn 18, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced.

Nearly a third of under-fives aren't getting enough outdoor play

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:50:26 GMT

With the school holidays well underway, a new report from Public Health Wales has revealed that while almost all parents in Wales (97 per cent) think it is important for their child to play outdoors every day, nearly a third of children under-five (29 per cent) aren’t getting the time outdoors that they need.

A-Level students urged to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:18:12 GMT

As young people prepare for their A-level results, Public Health Wales is reminding them of the importance of protecting themselves from meningococcal disease before heading off to university.

10,000 new NHS dental places to be created in Wales

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:35:40 GMT

10,000 new NHS dental places are to be created in some of the most deprived parts of Wales as part of a £1.3m investment by the Welsh Government, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announced.

TB screening offered to Cardiff nursery

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:26:33 GMT

Screening for tuberculosis (TB) will be offered to around 100 children at a Cardiff day nursery after a member of staff was diagnosed with the infection.

Back to school MMR urged after new cases in measles outbreaks

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:38:49 GMT

Parents are urged to ensure their children have received two doses of the MMR vaccine after three new cases of measles have been reported in the outbreak affecting Newport and Torfaen.

£50m to further improve NHS waiting times in Wales

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:19:34 GMT

An additional £50m is being invested in the Welsh NHS to help further reduce waiting times, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced today (Thursday 10th August 2017).

Health Minister visits the Blood Bank, Royal Gwent Hospital...

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:38:55 GMT

It was great to see Health Minister, Vaughan Gething visit the NHS Wales Awards shortlised Blood Bank at the Royal Gwent Hospital on Tuesday 8th August 2017.  Read more about this and view photos...

Additional £1m for End of Life Care

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:43:55 GMT

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced an additional £1m to further enhance End of Life Care services in Wales.

Public Health Wales encourages parents to think again about breastfeeding

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:49:39 GMT

As the world celebrates Breastfeeding Week this week, Public Health Wales has revealed that only around half of parents (51 per cent) in Wales say that they were definitely going to breastfeed their baby when they were pregnant.

More people in Wales to be eligible to donate blood

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:56:36 GMT

Blood donation rules in Wales will allow Gay and Bisexual men to donate blood sooner from 2018, Public Health Minister Rebecca Evans has announced.

Point of care testing lead shows the way for increasing diagnostic testing of hepatitis C in the community

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:56:54 GMT

A colleague within the Microbiology division of Public Health Wales has been working hard to introduce point of care testing for blood borne viruses into a variety of settings in Cardiff.

Two new cases in Gwent measles outbreak

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:19:12 GMT

There are two new confirmed cases of measles in an outbreak affecting the Newport and Torfaen areas, bringing the total number to 12...

Two new cases in Gwent measles outbreak

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:20:28 GMT

There are two new confirmed cases of measles in an outbreak affecting the Newport and Torfaen areas, bringing the total number to 12.