Genetic Links to Education Identified

An international team of researchers has identified 74 areas of the human genome associated with educational attainment. It’s well known that social and other environmental factors influence education, but these findings, reported by the Social Science Genetics Association Consortium (SSGAC) and supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, suggest that large genetics analyses [...]

By |2016-05-13T15:04:38+00:00May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Successful Opening Conference for the Advanced Pharmacy Leadership Programme

The opening conference for the Advanced Pharmacy Leadership Programme, which was held in Cardiff at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) offices, recently took place. The 15-month programme is designed to develop effective leadership skills through a mix of learning through action, executive coaching and project work. A variety of expert speakers contributed over the two-day [...]

By |2016-03-31T13:56:24+00:00March 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swansea University Research Leaders Selected for New Healthcare Group

Health and Care Research Wales has announced the appointment of a new group of Health and Care Research Wales senior research leaders, including a number of staff from Swansea University’s Colleges of Human and Health Science and Swansea University Medical School. Individuals from Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor universities were appointed following a competitive process and [...]

By |2016-03-29T13:08:04+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oncologists Share their Expertise to Help Care for Cancer Patients

Doctors from across South West Wales health boards have been finding out more about how to streamline care for cancer patients when they are admitted to hospital. The staff attended a masterclass ahead of the official launch of ABMU’s new Acute Oncology Service at the end of the month. The one-day course, held at Morriston [...]

By |2016-03-21T15:42:01+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Goes Back to School to Talk Healthcare Careers

Ahead of her retirement this month, Wales’ Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey met A-Level students at her old school, Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, to talk about her career and to inspire them to consider a future in healthcare. Dr Hussey, who attended the school between 1967 and 1974, met Year 13 pupils and some younger [...]

By |2016-03-14T15:50:34+00:00March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Women in Science ‘Critical for Economic Future of Wales’ Says New Report

A new report commissioned by the Welsh government and published on International Women’s Day seeks to find ways to encourage more girls and women in Wales to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and pursue careers in the science sector. The report – entitled Talented Women for a Successful Wales – aims to [...]

By |2016-03-13T20:50:36+00:00March 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swansea University Receives Share of £167 Million Investment in Doctoral Training

Universities and science minister, Jo Johnson, has announced two major investments in science and engineering research totalling £204 million. Swansea University is one of 40 UK universities that will share £167 million that will support doctoral training over a two-year period, while £37 million will be put into developing the graduate skills, specialist equipment and [...]

By |2016-03-10T23:03:30+00:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cardiff School Achieves Top Award for Health and Wellbeing

Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch has achieved its National Quality Award, the highest award a school can obtain through the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes. In order to achieve the National Quality Award the school had to demonstrate the highest standard in all of the indicators across seven health topics. Managed by Public Health Wales, [...]

By |2016-02-21T16:15:50+00:00February 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Course Helping Staff Set the Standard for Emergency Care

A groundbreaking new course which aims to help standardise the care provided by emergency nurse practitioners and emergency paramedic practitioners has been launched at Cefn Coed Hospital in Swansea. Staff who work in emergency departments and minor injury units across South Wales attended the first session of the course, hosted by ABMU, which will see [...]

By |2016-02-17T16:49:10+00:00February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments