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by / on April 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm / in Health Matters

£144m investment in community pharmacy protected confirms Vaughan Gething

Total community pharmacy contract funding in 2017-18 will be £144.3 million, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced. (Monday 10 April 2017) (Health and social services10 April 2017Healthier WalesImproving health) Funding announced today will improve access to services provided by community pharmacies – such as the common ailment service and pharmacy influenza vaccinations, it will also support the implementation of a […]

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by / on March 31, 2017 at 4:54 pm / in Health Matters

Record breaking numbers of NHS staff in Wales welcomed by Vaughan Gething

Statistics released today showing a record number of full time equivalent qualified nurses and midwives, hospital consultants and ambulance staff employed in the NHS in Wales have been welcomed by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething. (Wednesday 29 March 2017) Health and social services29 March 2017Programme for Government – Healthcare Stats show: The number of  Full Time Equivalent (FTE) directly employed NHS […]

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by / on March 31, 2017 at 4:51 pm / in Health Matters

Healthier teeth for Wales’ children thanks to successful oral health programme

Tooth decay in five year olds in Wales has declined by 12% since 2008, thanks to the successful Designed to Smile oral health improvement programme. Health and social services30 March 2017Programme for Government – Healthcare Since the Designed to Smile programme was launched in 2008, levels of dental decay in five year olds in Wales have steadily declined and the […]

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by / on March 30, 2017 at 2:18 pm / in Health Matters, MP's Casebook

Dr James Davies MP Raises Sugar Health Concerns in Channel 4 Dispatches

Dr James Davies MP, a member of the Commons Health Select Committee, was interviewed and featured in Channel 4 Dispatches: Secrets of Coca-Cola, broadcast last night. Dr Davies raised the issue of increasing level of childhood obesity and the consumption of unhealthy sugary drinks. Dr Davies commented on concerns that some drinks manufacturers may be looking for loopholes which would […]

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by / on March 24, 2017 at 5:06 pm / in Denbighshire News, Health Matters

Enhanced dialysis care part of three new wards at Glan Clwyd Hospital

  Ward patients who need dialysis treatment will benefit from the latest phase of Glan Clwyd Hospital’s redevelopment. Three newly refurbished wards are now in use at the hospital, including one which features on-site dialysis facilities. The development means that patients undergoing dialysis will not need to travel to the hospital’s renal unit for treatment, instead receiving care at their […]

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