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

Ashleigh Surgery Patients Offered Places at Neighbouring Practice

Hywel Dda University Health Board has confirmed that, further to the announcement that Ashleigh Surgery will be closing on 28th February, all 3,694 patients of the surgery have been allocated places at neighbouring practices. Following a period of patient engagement with staff, patients, the local community, and the Community Health Council, the health board has [...]

By |2019-02-22T12:57:14+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

New Treatment Fund is Improving Lives Across Wales

The Welsh government’s New Treatment Fund, which speeds up patient access to the latest, potentially life-improving and life-prolonging medicines, is continuing to go from strength-to-strength, according to Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, as he celebrated two years of the fund being available in Wales. Introduced in January 2017, the New Treatment Fund speeds up access to [...]

By |2019-02-22T12:55:01+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Targeted Drug Stops Tumour Growth in Patients with Early Breast Cancer

Adding a new targeted therapy to hormone therapy halts the growth of tumour cells in women with early-stage breast cancer, new research has shown. Giving women palbociclib – already hailed as a major step forward in treating advanced breast cancer – alongside hormone therapy had a much greater effect on cell growth than the hormone [...]

By |2018-12-13T12:30:42+00:00December 13th, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

New Dyfi Ward at Bronglais Open for Business

Patients in Mid-Wales have been given a boost following the reopening – and renaming – of a Bronglais Hospital ward which underwent a series of improvement works over the summer. The new Dyfi Ward – formerly Iorwerth, which historically managed patients with cardiac and respiratory conditions – recently opened following its temporary closure over the [...]

By |2018-12-13T12:29:01+00:00December 13th, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments

Prestigious Accolade for Immunotherapy in Type 1 Diabetes Research

A doctor from Cardiff & Vale University Health Board’s Clinical Research Facility has been awarded a prestigious award from the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists. Dr Mohammad Alhadj Ali picked up the 2018 training award for his work on immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes. Dr Alhadj Ali presented at the annual Association of British Clinical [...]

By |2018-12-13T12:27:08+00:00December 13th, 2018|Regional News|0 Comments
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