16th December 2019

Simbec-Orion receives the “CRO of the year” Award at 2019 European Lifestars Awards

Celebrating success across life sciences London, UK, November 25th 2019. Simbec-Orion is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as the winner of the CRO of the Year award at the 2019 Lifestars AwardsTM. Lifestars is a celebration of the success stories, innovations, transformational deals and the people, teams and organisations that play such a critical role…

10th December 2019

MediWales Innovation Awards 2019 Photo Gallery

On the 4th of December 2019 we welcomed guests to the 14th annual MediWales Innovation Awards.

09th December 2019

Creo updates on fundraising success

Creo Medical Group has conditionally raised £50m and is proposing to raise a further £6.6m in line with the plan it outlined earlier this week. When unveiling its fundraising plan, the Chepstow-headquartered medical device specialist said the finance would help it capitalise on opportunities presented by the emerging field of surgical endoscopy and provide a…

09th December 2019

Irish Consul General’s praise for life sciences partnership

The Irish Consul General to Wales has visited Swansea University Medical School for a special briefing about the Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN). Denise Harahan was welcomed to the University by Vice-Chancellor Paul Boyle and CALIN directors Shareen Doak and Steve Conlan and deputy director Gareth Healey. Established in 2016, CALIN is an…

06th December 2019

Winners announced for MediWales Innovation Awards

Winners have been announced at the fourteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in NHS Wales and in the Welsh life science and health technology communities.
01st December 2019

Twins’ journey to become doctors sees them reunited in Swansea

Identical twins Will and Alex Carroll-Adams have been reunited at Swansea University as they both pursue their ambition to become a doctor. Will is in his fourth and final year of the graduate entry medicine (GEM) course but he has now been joined by Alex who has just begun his studies. Both the 27-year-old twins…

01st December 2019

Recruitment Boost for NHS Wales at Home and Abroad

According to the latest Welsh Government figures, the target for GP training places in Wales has been exceeded. The quota for GP training places increased from 136 to 160 this year and 186 places have been filled. Representing an increase of 38% on last year’s 144 places filled. The Minister has also been in India to…

28th November 2019

Plans to improve patient access to health professionals in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced plans to improve access to health professionals through new ways of working. The new plans aim to allow people to directly access health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists dietitians and others at primary care health centres. There will also be a greater emphasis on prevention to reduce…

28th November 2019

Major expansion in training places for nurses and other health professionals

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced an extra £16.4 million for a 14.5% increase in training places for nursing and midwifery and a 17.7% increase for other health professions. Over the past 5 years training places for nurses and midwives have increased by 55.9% and it is the 6th consecutive year the Welsh Government has…

26th November 2019

Health Technology Wales to Offer Scientific Advice to Industry

Developers of non-medicine health technologies can optimise their plans with help from Health Technology Wales, the national organisation set up by the Welsh Government. Scientific advice will be available in early 2020 to provide support to developers, from new startups to established companies. This will include advice on the evidence needed to demonstrate the value…