Rare Diseases: Speaking out

Findacure is a UK charity that is building the rare disease community to drive research and develop treatments – aiming to transform the world’s understanding of rare diseases and the devastating impact they have on people’s lives. Here, Philippa Norman and Lucy McKay share how the student voice is signalling a change for rare disease [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:30:52+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Epilepsy: The whole Works

In light of the simply staggering unemployment rate for individuals with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Society help WPR thrust the route to employment and necessary working conditions into the spotlight – providing practical advice, and taking into account both the potential employee and employer’s perspectives. Although an epilepsy diagnosis doesn’t necessarily stop someone from doing the [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:19:35+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Turning the Tables

COVID-19 has generated a multitude of complications for individuals with health concerns – including fears related to restricted access of supplies. Here, one father shares with WPR his journey looking after his 18-month-old son with a cow's milk allergy during lockdown, and how he has dealt with his worries. CAN YOU TELL WPR ABOUT YOUR [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:15:56+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Addressing it Head-on

From wading through the complexity of treatment options, to accessing specialist support virtually, Una Farrell, The Migraine Trust, homes in on how migraines can be managed during the pandemic. From early on in the COVID-19 crisis, we were hearing from people seeking our help that the pandemic was seriously impacting the management of their migraine. [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:13:25+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Hitting the Bottle

Navigating the lockdown measures of COVID-19 has been a tense and demanding process for the population; resulting in many resorting to increased alcohol intake. Dr Richard Piper, Chief Executive of Alcohol Change UK, focuses on how you can help individuals stay on top of their drinking behaviour. The way that people are drinking alcohol has [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:10:50+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Lighting the Way

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so, too, does research into potential health aids. WPR scours new indications of vitamin D’s positive implications, and why intake of the nutrient is being increasingly encouraged. The merits of vitamin D have long been remarked upon, but in recent weeks and months the scope of the nutrient’s benefits has [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:04:02+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Silver Linings

In this issue’s column, Elen Jones, Director of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales, takes a look at how we can build on the positives from the pandemic, and implement changes to help the profession achieve further momentum. As pharmacy teams across all sectors continue to provide essential care and pharmaceutical services for patients, at [...]

By |2020-09-14T09:58:35+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

In Safe Hands

In this edition of WPR, the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre discusses the measures and mechanisms for monitoring and accessing medicines in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Monitoring the Safe and Effective Use of Medicines To ensure that all healthcare professionals in Wales have ready access to authoritative evidence-based information to manage common medical [...]

By |2020-09-14T09:58:49+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Dudley Taylor in Llanidloes Adapts to Change with Pharmacy Manager

As a large community pharmacy with 12 staff, the Llanidloes branch of Dudley Taylor has long played a vital role in supporting a dispersed, rural community. In a post-COVID-19 world, the pharmacy has become ever more important. WPR finds out more. Dylan Jones, Pharmacy Manager, Dudley Taylor, explained, ‘There has been a surge in people [...]

By |2020-09-14T09:59:01+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

COVID-19: What’s Been Happening?

Corresponding with the pandemic’s ever-altering pace are changes to Wales’ responses, research, and restrictions. WPR catches up on some of the latest coronavirus-centric news – and how, together, we’re moving forward. Research Rolls on Science and study remain core components of Wales’ strategy for contending with the coronavirus pandemic. Quest for COVID-19 T Cell Blood [...]

By |2020-09-14T09:59:12+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments
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