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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.

£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.

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.

£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).

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.

Registration for the Welsh Public Health Conference 2017 opens

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:47:57 GMT

Registration for the Welsh Public Health Conference 2017 on 26 & 27 October has now opened.

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

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.

Fresh actions set out to treat neurological conditions in Wales

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:50:45 GMT

The Welsh Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring those affected by neurological conditions have timely access to care in the Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan for 2017-2020 published today

Blindness from diabetes halves in Wales, new research shows

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:39:02 GMT

The number of people in Wales diagnosed as blind or living with sight loss as a result of diabetes has almost halved since the introduction of a new national diabetic retinopathy screening programme in 2003, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal.

Blindness from diabetes halves in Wales, new research shows

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:54:03 GMT

The number of people in Wales diagnosed as blind or living with sight loss as a result of diabetes has almost halved since the introduction of a new national diabetic retinopathy screening programme in 2003, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal

Young Farmers show support to landmark health study

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:19:05 GMT

Young Farmers show support to landmark health study.
Welsh Young Farmers joined the Chief Medical Officer for Wales at the Royal Welsh Show today (Tuesday, 25 July) to announce their commitment to help shape the future health of the nation by participating in the largest Welsh population health study ever undertaken.

Results Reporting Service saves transplant patient travel times

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:51:52 GMT

The introduction of a new computer system in Welsh hospitals is reducing the need for  transplant patients to travel long distances to clinics after their treatment.

The International Mental Health Congress

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:03:25 GMT

The 2017 International Mental Health Congress provided a range of international perspectives and learning on transforming the culture of mental health services, together with a focus on the ‘how to’ improve services using improvement methods and measures.

New measles cases prompt call for MMR vaccination as school holidays begin

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:25:11 GMT

With two new cases of measles confirmed in an ongoing outbreak, Public Health Wales is urging parents to ensure their children are protected as school summer holidays begin.

New help for parents to give Every Child in Wales the best possible start

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:08:37 GMT

A new Public Health Wales programme, Every Child Wales, is being launched on 24 July to improve the health and wellbeing of children, as new survey results reveal that parents do not always recognise when their child is overweight.

£21m investment in research to increase opportunities for patients and develop the treatments of tomorrow

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:57:57 GMT

More than £21m will be invested by the Welsh Government during the next year in high quality research in the Welsh NHS to help researchers develop the treatments of tomorrow, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announced today (Monday 10th July 2017).

New Swansea clinic frees up nurses and treats more patients too

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:36:12 GMT

A clinic that launched in Swansea this summer means one nurse can now treat as many patients as it used to take four to do.

New academy to train the next generation of radiologists in Wales

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:28:39 GMT

A new academy to train the next generation of radiologists and imaging professionals is to be created in Wales, Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, announced today (Friday 14th July 2017).

Public Health Wales welcomes new Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:03:49 GMT

Public Health Wales has appointed a new Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing.  Jyoti Atri will be joining the organisation on 4 September.

People and Organisational Development Committee papers published

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:59:52 GMT

The next People and Organisational Development Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 20 July.

Planning for the future wellbeing of Wales -- a tool to consider where our past may take us

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:57:40 GMT

A new tool showing projections for five key public health indicators has been released by the Public Health Wales Observatory.

Three new cases of measles in Gwent

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:46:22 GMT

Three new cases of measles have been confirmed as investigations continue into the outbreak affecting the Newport and Torfaen areas.

Lee's dedication to his patients earns him another award

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:46:38 GMT

A healthcare supporter worker has been honoured for the dedication and compassion he shows to his patients.

Organ donation figures moving in right direction

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:40:32 GMT

Latest figures showing an improvement in the number of organs being transplanted and donated in Wales have been welcomed by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

Patient Safety Congress - Manchester

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:49:39 GMT

On 4-5 July, 1000 Lives Improvement attended the Patient Safety Congress in Manchester, attended by nearly 1000 delegates. This year’s theme was “At a time of rapid change, keep safety and quality a central focus”.

Health staff rewarded for years of dedicated service

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:45:14 GMT

Hundreds of ABMU staff with a combined service of almost 8,000 years have been thanked for their dedication and loyalty at a special celebration.

Evidence mapping of social prescribing

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:19:26 GMT

In response to the growing interest in social prescribing, the Public Health Wales Observatory Evidence Service has been commissioned by the Primary Care Hub to undertake a mapping of the available evidence.

Smiles all 'round: children's oral health improving in Wales

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:39:46 GMT

The report by Public Health Wales is the latest dental survey of five-year-old children in Wales, undertaken by the Welsh Oral Health Information Unit, as part of the NHS dental survey programme.

Vaughan Gething welcomes success of 111 pilot

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:48:15 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today welcomed the success of the 111 pilot and commissioned plans to consider how the service can be taken forward in the future.

Majority of cancer patients in Wales say they receive high quality care -- new survey shows

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:36:44 GMT

93% of cancer patients in Wales said they had a positive experience during their treatment, according to the results of the second Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey being published today (Wednesday 5th July 2017).

Ward commended for commitment to carers

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:42:03 GMT

A Pembrokeshire mental health facility has been recognised for their commitment to and support for carers and their families.  

Nurse now helping patients through breast reconstruction journey

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:33:31 GMT

Patients undergoing breast reconstruction surgery at Morriston Hospital now have a familiar face to support them through their treatment.

New Treatment Fund is delivering for the people of Wales

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:31 GMT

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething will today update Assembly Members on the Welsh Government’s New Treatment Fund, six months after it was officially opened for business.

Public Health Bill receives Royal Assent

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:18:29 GMT

Wide-ranging legislation which will help people live healthier lives and protect them from harm, has today [Monday 3 July] received Royal Assent.

More pregnant women in Wales being vaccinated

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:25:05 GMT

Latest figures show over 75% of pregnant women report they have received both the influenza (flu ) and whooping cough vaccines in a survey undertaken in maternity services in Wales during January 2017.

Outstanding Morriston physios awarded consultant roles

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:44:38 GMT

ABMU has appointed its first two consultant physiotherapists in recognition of their outstanding work to improve patient care.

Alcohol-related deaths falling in Wales

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:57:10 GMT

The number of alcohol-related deaths in Wales has stabilised following a significant rise towards the end of the last decade, a new Welsh Government report published today shows.

Public Health Wales salutes our forces by signing the Military Covenant

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:09:13 GMT

The Armed Forces Covenant is a voluntary written pledge from individual organisations that wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces Community.

Senior nurse who helped set up pioneering IV suite at Llandudno Hospital wins national healthcare award

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:56:09 GMT

A senior nurse who oversaw the development of a “life changing” service at Llandudno Hospital has been honoured at a national award ceremony for innovation in healthcare.

Doorstep to Desk: Helping more children to walk or cycle to school

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:03:55 GMT

Public Health Wales has published a new easy-to-use visual guide to help organisations play a bigger part in encouraging children to walk or cycle to school.

The Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OCHA)

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:23:33 GMT

A new plan designed to improve a person’s chance of survival and recovery following an out of hospital cardiac arrest has been published by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

Expert advice on staying safe at this year's Wales Air Show

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:40:49 GMT

People might have their eyes on the skies this weekend as the Wales Air Show returns to Swansea but they need to keep their mind on their skin – and how to protect it.

Abstracts open for 2017 Welsh Public Health Conference

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:29:02 GMT

We’re now seeking abstract submissions for this year’s conference, which will take place on 26-27 October 2017 at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

Physical exercise during pregnancy

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:20:48 GMT

UK Chief Medical Officers issue advice for health professionals on
physical exercise during pregnancy        

Month-long campaign to raise awareness of screening

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:39:20 GMT

Public Health Wales is launching its fifth annual ‘Screening for Life’ campaign on 1 July to raise awareness of the free national screening programmes offered by the NHS.