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Matters of the Mind

Welsh charity, Hafal, is forging ahead in its mission to promote patient choice in mental health medication. Julia Wheatley, Manager at Gellinudd Recovery Centre, explains – and discusses the drugs vs therapy debate, in addition to the prescribing-related issues. Hafal is a Welsh charity focussed largely on people with a serious mental illness and their [...]

By |2019-07-04T16:07:30+00:00July 4th, 2019|Welsh Pharmacy Review May 2019|0 Comments

Pharmacist Wins Top Institute of Directors Award in Wales

Prominent pharmacist, Raj Aggarwal, scooped one of the top prizes at the Institute of Directors Wales Awards – the Director’s Award. Entrepreneur Raj Aggarwal OBE is the chairman of the Aggarwal Group of companies that owns a chain of pharmacies in Wales and also the UK’s leading online beauty retailer Escentual.com. After an outstanding year [...]

By |2019-07-04T12:45:22+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Promotion|0 Comments

Save the Date

The Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC) is taking place on 6th-to-7th June 2019 at ExCeL London. The CPC offers 16 different training platforms, ranging from traditional seminars to more intimate workshops where you can learn essential hands-on skills. CLICK HERE and enter the code: CPCMC19 to register for the conference. Your CPC pass will give you [...]

By |2019-07-04T12:48:46+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Promotion|0 Comments

£15 Million to Transform Health and Social Care in Swansea Bay

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced nearly £15 million funding to transform the way health and social care is delivered in Swansea Bay area. The money is the latest tranche to be announced from the Welsh government’s £100 million Transformation Fund. Mr Gething said that it will be used for pilot projects that will bring [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:14:12+00:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

‘Darwinian’ Cancer Drug Programme Aims to Deliver Change in Treatment

The world’s first ‘Darwinian’ drug discovery programme, specially designed to tackle cancer’s lethal ability to evolve resistance to treatment, is to be launched in a state-of-the-art new building in London. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, is to invest an initial £75 million in creating a global centre of expertise in anti-evolution therapies – [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:11:14+00:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Heart and Circulatory Disease Deaths in Under 75s on the Rise

A new British Heart Foundation strategy has set the ambition for the UK to halve premature death and disability from stroke, and increase survival from heart attack to 90 per cent, by 2030. The number of people dying from heart and circulatory diseases before they reach their 75th birthday is on the rise for the [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:09:05+00:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

2019 Welsh Pharmacy Awards: Who Will Win?

As we reach the close of our Welsh Pharmacy Awards countdown, it’s time to reveal the names on the shortlist. The 2019 Welsh Pharmacy Awards ceremony is driving the heart of the sector together on 23rd May; taking place in the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, and navigated by esteemed host, Sian Lloyd. The gala [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:40:11+00:00May 13th, 2019|WPA Awards|0 Comments

Mentally Tiring Work May Increase Diabetes Risk in Women

Women who find their jobs mentally tiring are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The study findings suggest that mentally draining work, such as teaching, may increase the risk of diabetes in women. This indicates that employers and women should be more aware [...]

By |2019-03-21T17:06:29+00:00March 21st, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Healthpathways Set to Transform Primary Care

HealthPathways, the online information resource for clinicians in Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, has been adopted by a growing number of GPs, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and hospital trainees across the health board since its launch in mid-February. Designed by clinicians for clinicians, HealthPathways is a digital repository of pathway information written by [...]

By |2019-03-21T17:05:23+00:00March 21st, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

New Standards for GP Practices to Improve Service for Patients in Wales

A new set of standards, which will raise and improve the level of service for patients in Wales from their GP practices, have been launched by Health Minister, Vaughan Gething. The recent National Survey results showed a decline in satisfaction with GP services, from 90 per cent being satisfied in 2016-to-2017, to 86 per cent [...]

By |2019-03-21T17:04:29+00:00March 21st, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments