New RPS Core Advanced Curriculum Published

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published its new Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum to enable professional development towards advanced pharmacist practice. This follows an intensive programme of work undertaken in collaboration with a wide range of UK stakeholders. Advanced pharmacists have a pivotal role to play in delivering future healthcare services. Patients, with ever more complex healthcare and [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:16:24+00:00June 27th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Leading Surgeons Visit Queen’s Medical Education Learning Hub

Leading surgeons from Northern Ireland, Wales and England met with medical education leaders from Queen’s University today, to discuss innovative ways of learning that will equip the next generation of healthcare professionals. The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS Eng) Vice President Mr Tim Mitchell, Council Member Miss Susan Hill and RCS Eng Northern [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:01:06+00:00June 27th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Welsh Government Response to Publication of Latest NHS Wales Performance Data

The Welsh Government has issued a statement on the latest NHS Wales performance data published today. A Welsh Government spokesperson said: Our health services continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic. We have seen more people coming forward with health concerns but the reduction in working day due to the Easter holidays will [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:38:09+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Thousands of Cataract Patients Being Treated in Mobile Theatres

Thousands of patients in Cardiff and Vale are having operations for cataracts in mobile theatres to help increase capacity and cut waiting times. The £1.4m ophthalmic hub featuring two theatres at the University Hospital of Wales are part of the Welsh Government’s ambitious plan to transform planned care in Wales and cut waiting times over [...]

By |2022-06-23T10:11:56+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Urgent Action Needed to Reverse ‘Mass Exodus’ of Almost 19,000 GPs Over the Next Five Years, Warns Royal College of GPs

General practice is facing a ‘mass exodus’, with 18,950 GPs and trainees set to leave the profession over the next five years, putting patient care at risk, if steps are not taken to address intense workload and workforce pressures, the Royal College of GPs is warning today as it launches a new campaign aiming to [...]

By |2022-06-22T14:14:09+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

SunSmart Global UV App Helps Protect You From the Dangers of the Sun and Promotes Public Health

A new app for mobile phones that provides localized information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The SunSmart Global UV app provides five-day UV and weather forecasts at searchable locations. [...]

By |2022-06-21T09:49:14+00:00June 21st, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Health Secretary Pledges to “Start with Pharmacy” in Reform of Primary Care: NPA Comments

NPA Chair Andrew Lane handing a copy of How We Can Help to Health Secretary Sajid Javid at Keencare Pharmacy last year. Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, has promised a plan for change in primary care and said he would be “starting with pharmacy”. Speaking at the NHS Confederation exhibition (NHSConfedExpo) in Liverpool [...]

By |2022-06-20T14:15:39+00:00June 20th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Written Statement: NHS Wales Accounts 2021-22

Eluned ,Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services The accounts of eleven NHS Wales organisations for 2021-22 have been audited by the Auditor General for Wales and have today been laid before the Senedd. As in previous years, the accounts of health boards and NHS trusts have been prepared under the NHS three-year financial regime [...]

By |2022-06-20T10:28:33+00:00June 20th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Pharmacy Engagement in ICSs Will Not be Left to Chance, Hears NPA Roundtable

Community pharmacy should be involved in key decisions in neighbourhoods and systems to help reduce workload and increase patient access, a meeting of senior NHS officials and primary care providers including the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) concluded. The Fuller Stocktake: Community Pharmacy Roundtable report published by the NPA today, is based on a meeting hosted by the association [...]

By |2022-06-16T09:55:37+00:00June 16th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Pharmacists are Well Placed to Help with Early Cancer Detection

Speaking about plans for a pilot study in community pharmacies in England to improve the early detection of cancer, Chair of the RPS English Board Ms Thorrun Govind said: “Pharmacists and their teams are well placed to raise awareness and help with the early detection of cancer. “People with cancer often self-medicate during the early [...]

By |2022-06-15T14:45:47+00:00June 15th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments
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