New Appointments to the Public Health Services Senior Management Team

Appointments have been made to the posts of Lead Consultant for Health Protection and Head of Operations for Health Protection and Microbiology. Dr Ananda Giri Shankar has been appointed Lead Consultant for Health Protection, joining Public Health Wales from Public Health England where he was Interim Deputy Director of Health Protection for the Public Health [...]

By |2016-06-13T09:03:27+00:00June 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Area of Wales with Lowest Childhood Obesity Rate Revealed

Health professionals in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are welcoming figures from Public Health Wales that show the region has the lowest child obesity rate in the country. Statistics from the Child Measurement Programme (CMP) for Wales 2014/15 reveal that 20.9 per cent of children aged four and five are overweight or obese in [...]

By |2016-05-25T10:06:56+00:00May 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whooping Cough On Increase In Wales

Public Health Wales has urged pregnant women in Wales to make sure they have their vaccination against whooping cough, after seeing an increase in cases. Whooping cough – also known as pertussis – is a potentially very serious infection that can cause severe illness and death in young children. As of 20 October 2015, there [...]

By |2015-12-11T13:59:16+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Public Health Wales Toxoplasma Test Approved By WHO

A new international standard reagent for the laboratory diagnosis of Toxoplasma infection, which was developed by Public Health Wales, has been approved by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Biological Standardisation. The new reagent was developed at the Public Health Wales Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory in partnership with the UK National Institute for Biological Standards [...]

By |2016-01-21T16:53:19+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dr Carl Clowes Becomes Honorary Fellow Of The RCGP

Dr Carl Clowes, Non-Executive Director at Public Health Wales, has become the first GP to receive an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to health in Wales and overseas. Carl was awarded the honour following a career of more than 45 years, during which he [...]

By |2015-12-11T10:01:42+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welsh Government Opens Consultation On AMR Plans

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on the proposed Wales Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Delivery Plan. Stakeholders are invited to view the Delivery Plan drafted by the Welsh Government and share their feedback in a consultation form by 29 February 2016. Public Health Wales is supporting Welsh Government with the promotion of the consultation. ‘Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is [...]

By |2015-12-11T09:29:02+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments