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01st April 2021

Covid innovations ‘will reshape future NHS’ in Wales

Innovations that helped NHS staff during the Covid pandemic will also reshape the health service, researchers believe. Video consultations and apps for recovering patients are among technologies forced into operation. Other innovations proved crucial, including PPE that allowed staff to write their names on so that they could be identified on a busy ward. NHS…

01st April 2021

New NHS Wales Organisation for Digital, Data and Technology

Digital Health and Care Wales has officially launched and has been created to take forward a digital transformation programme providing the national technology and data services needed by patients and clinicians. Operating as a Special Health Authority with an independent Chair and Board, it replaces the NHS Wales Informatics Service, reflecting the importance of digital…

30th March 2021

New expertise added to University pharmacy team

Swansea University has welcomed a trio of new staff as the countdown continues to the launch of its first pharmacy programme in September. Sophie Croucher, Dr Rhian Thomas and Dr Suresh Mohankumar are joining the University’s Medical School as it prepares to welcome its first intake of students on its four-year MPharm programme. It will also be…

30th March 2021

Caerphilly Healthcare Manufacturer Set for 49% Growth in 2021

Healthcare manufacturer, which equipped the NHS with over 3,000 beds during the Covid-19 pandemic, on course for £89m turnover in 2021 Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) is set for a 49% leap in business growth over the next twelve months taking turnover to a forecasted £89.4m, following a surge of growth for the healthcare sector. The Caerphilly-based…

30th March 2021

Two business relocate with Development Bank and Council Backing

Two businesses have relocated to new premises at Parc Pensarn after securing backing from the Development Bank of Wales and Carmarthenshire Council. Old Oak Dental Practice received a £1.2m loan from the Development Bank to purchase and fit-out a purpose built six-chair dental practice. Dr Adam Llewellyn owns and manages three surgeries in Llandeilo, Llandovery…

30th March 2021

Trio of recruits at Geldards

l-r: Ewelina Wagiel, Joe Rogers, Andrew Morris and Alex Butler Law firm Geldards has grown the corporate team at its head office in Cardiff with the appointment of three new solicitors. The team specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, corporate finance and joint ventures as well as advice on statutory and…

30th March 2021

EKF On Track to Set Fresh Records

AIM-listed point-of-care business EKF Diagnostics Holdings has reported record turnover and profits after having its most successful year to date and making a “real contribution to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic”. The business also announced the signing of a new multimillion-pound global supply contract and said it was confident that trading for its current financial…

25th March 2021

UK Government sets out bold vision for the future of clinical research delivery

Strengthen the UK’s renowned research expertise as a world-leader in designing and delivering research Ambitious vision to unlock the true potential of research putting patients and NHS at its heart Using the lessons from COVID-19 to build back better, the government will create a patient-centred, pro-innovation and digitally-enabled research environment. Patients, clinicians and researchers across…

25th March 2021

ESRC and Health Foundation set up new £15m centre to use evidence to improve adult social care in Wales and rest of UK

A brand new national centre for adult social care will set out to put evidence from across the UK into practice to promote and maintain people’s independence and wellbeing. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and the charity, the Health Foundation, have joined forces to support the…

24th March 2021

North Wales Patients to Access NHS Differently in Future Because of Covid

More than half of people in North Wales will access NHS services differently in future because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A study by YouGov has revealed 40% of people in the region will carry on in the same way they did before Coronavirus, while the majority of those questioned plan to support new NHS systems…