£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

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

Pioneering Morriston Centre Unveiled

The Welsh Centre for Emergency Medicine Research at Morriston Hospital has officially been launched. The centre, located in the hospital’s Emergency Department, is a hugely successful partnership between Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Swansea University. The milestone moment builds on years of cutting-edge work in emergency, biomedical, epidemiological, and clinical research by a [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:56:42+00:00March 14th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Funding to Improve Lives of People with a Learning Disability in Wales

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, has revealed £2 million in Welsh government funding to improve NHS services for people with learning disabilities. This new investment is part of the Learning Disability: Improving Lives programme, which aims to enhance the way in which services are delivered to people with a learning disability [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:55:43+00:00March 14th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

UK First Locum Register for Wales Announced by Minister

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced that Wales will be the first nation in the UK to introduce a locum register from April this year. The introduction of the All Wales Locum Register will be an innovation in primary care, providing the Welsh government with information and a greater understanding of the locum market, and [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:54:37+00:00March 14th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Ministers Press Ahead with 50p Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol in Wales

The Welsh government is pressing ahead with plans to introduce a 50p minimum unit price for alcohol in Wales following a public consultation, Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced. Alcohol is a major cause of death and illness in Wales; leading to a number of health and social harms, particularly for the significant minority of [...]

By |2019-02-22T12:59:53+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments