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17 April 2014, Public Health Wales
New report into prison oral health
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A new report from Public Health Wales has found that the prison population in Wales has much worse self-reported oral health than the wider Welsh population. 
 


17 April 2014, Welsh Government
Health Minister’s whistle-stop tour of West Wales health services
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The Minister for Health and Social Services, Mark Drakeford, has visited NHS staff and health services across Carmarthenshire.
 


17 April 2014, Welsh Government
Welsh Government to fund Welsh Health workers to volunteer in Africa
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Ten exciting and innovative projects run by NHS staff and health charities have been awarded grants from the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Health Links grant scheme.
 


17 April 2014, Welsh Government
Lymphoedema service in Wales: an excellent example of prudent healthcare
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Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford will reveal the lymphoedema service in Wales is leading the way on the European stage.
 


17 April 2014, Welsh Government
Mental health services improving across Wales
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A report published today paints a picture of improving mental health services in Wales.
 


17 April 2014, Welsh Government
State-of-the-art renal unit opens in Merthyr Tydfil
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Health Minister Mark Drakeford has been joined by Welsh legend Max Boyce to open officially a state-of-the-art renal unit, in which the Welsh Government has invested over £2m in capital.


17 April 2014, Welsh Government
Views sought on new review process for adult abuse cases
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A consultation has begun to seek views on a new guidance to improve the arrangements for reviewing and learning from cases of adult abuse and neglect.


17 April 2014, Welsh Government
Response to independent review of Cardiff homicide
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The Welsh Government commissioned Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) to look into the care and treatment provided to Nathaniel John, and whether his care was a factor in the death of Stephen Rees in Roath, Cardiff, in March 2011.
 


16 April 2014, Public Health Wales
Maps published showing smoking and obesity in pregnancy within Cwm Taf University Health Board
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A report has been published which aims to provide further insight into maternal health in relation to key lifestyle information.
 


14 April 2014, Public Health Wales
PANDAS project aims to tackle dementia in Hywel Dda
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A new project developed by the Hywel Dda Public Health Team and Hywel Dda University Health Board is aiming to promote the steps people can take to protect themselves from dementia.
 


14 April 2014, Public Health Wales
Health and wellbeing study for proposed new nuclear power station
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A study to assess any potential impacts on health and wellbeing has been commissioned as part of the proposed development of the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station in Anglesey.
 


11 April 2014, Welsh Government
Welsh Government reaction: Statement on Nuffield Trust report on the four health systems of the UK
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Health Minister Mark Drakeford said: “The Nuffield Trust report, while acknowledging the problems of comparing different health services, is clear there have been improvements in all four countries since devolution."


10 April 2014, Health in Wales
New Non-Executive Directors join Board of Welsh Ambulance Service
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The Welsh Ambulance Service has welcomed a new team of Non-Executive Directors to its Trust Board.


10 April 2014, Public Health Wales
Breast Test Wales publishes programme performance report
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A new report from Breast Test Wales shows the programme’s performance for the last financial year.
 


10 April 2014, Public Health Wales
Lung cancer biggest cause of death from cancer in Wales
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New figures released by WCISU show that lung cancer continues to be the biggest cause of death from cancer in Wales with 1,894 mortalities in 2012.
 


07 April 2014, NHS Wales Informatics Service
New federation announced for Health Informatics
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The UK's leading health informatics organisations have announced they will be working together to form a new health informatics federation.


04 April 2014, Health in Wales
Increase in calls to Welsh Ambulance Service following air pollution
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The Welsh Ambulance Service has seen an increase in calls since record levels of air pollution began lingering over parts of the UK.


04 April 2014, Public Health Wales
Ceredigion farming community pilots bowel screening campaign
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The farming community in Ceredigion has been chosen to pilot an NHS health project, to raise awareness of bowel cancer and bowel screening.
 


04 April 2014, Public Health Wales
Salmonella outbreak investigations continue
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Investigations are continuing into an outbreak of salmonella with possible links to laverbread.
 


03 April 2014, Public Health Wales
Response to cigarette plain packaging review
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Public Health Wales welcomes today’s results of the independent review into standardised packaging of tobacco products in the UK led by Sir Cyril Chantler.
 


03 April 2014, Public Health Wales
1000 Lives Improvement launch ‘Ask about Clots’ campaign
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‘Ask about Clots’ is a new campaign being launched today (3 April 2014) at the Senedd by the Health Minister, Professor Mark Drakeford, AM.
 


03 April 2014, 1000 Lives Plus
National campaign launched to prevent blood clots and save lives
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‘Ask about Clots’ is encouraging hospital patients to ask healthcare professionals about their risk of developing a blood clot – known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – so that they can be assessed and given appropriate treatment to prevent one developing.


02 April 2014, Welsh Government
Welsh Government proposes new laws to improve public health
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New measures to address some of Wales’ major public health challenges, including high levels of drinking and smoking, are being put forward by the Welsh Government today (Wednesday 2 April).
 


31 March 2014, Health in Wales
Welsh Ambulance Service scoops ‘Most Improved Flu Fighter Campaign’ award
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The Welsh Ambulance Service has been recognised for its commitment to help staff reduce the spread of flu.


31 March 2014, NHS Wales Informatics Service
Using Radiotherapy data to inform the best care
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Clinicians in the three radiotherapy centres in Wales will be piloting a new data collection system that supports them in providing the best service for delivering radiotherapy treatment, one of the primary methods for treating cancer.