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20th March 2019

Lecturer helping to shape healthcare in his homeland

A Swansea University lecturer has been sharing his expertise to help improve medical care in his homeland of Iraq. Gastroenterologist Dr Laith Al-Rubaiy, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Swansea University Medical School, he has just returned from a trip back to Basra, where he trained, where he addressed an international conference. He is now working…

20th March 2019

All Wales Locum Register Another UK First for Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced that Wales will be the first nation in the UK to introduce a locum register from April this year. The introduction of the All Wales Locum Register will be an innovation in primary care, providing the Welsh Government with information and a greater understanding of the locum market, and…

15th March 2019

Collaboration launched to safeguard the lives of care home residents

An initiative to safeguard the lives of care home residents and reduce the impact on ambulance services, particularly during periods of winter pressure, has received the backing of Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething. The break through project, developed in partnership with the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit, Welsh Ambulance and Mangar Health received funding from the…

14th March 2019

CellPath are the biggest winners at the Welsh Business Awards

The winners of The South Wales Chamber of Commerce Welsh Business Awards 2018 have been revealed at a glittering awards ceremony held at City Hall in Cardiff, with businesses from across Wales recognised for their innovation, growth and success. The night’s biggest winner was CellPath Ltd who won the Success Through Overseas Trade category, before…

14th March 2019

Health Board to Use Groundbreaking Innovation in all Hospitals

A simple idea to help hospital staff monitor a patient’s fluid intake has been such a success that it’s going to be used across a health board. Last year, a group of adult nursing students at the University of South Wales (USW) – known as Team Hydr8 – suggested introducing jugs with yellow lids, rather than the…

12th March 2019

Brexit and the effect on the UK medical device industry – How one company has dealt with the challenge

For a long time the restless elephant in the room, Brexit has now turned into an angry bull, still locked down but ready to erupt and no matter which side of this now existential divide you stand on, this bull, once released will liberate vast amounts of pent up energy. For Brexiteers (supporters of Brexit)…

07th March 2019

Senior Project Manager Position Available at Proximie

We’re looking for an outstanding project manager to join our team. You’ll get to work on an exciting and broad ranging medtech project that could have a big impact on healthcare in the UK and abroad. You’ll need to be a highly motivated self-starter with outstanding soft skills. You’ll ideally have extensive experience of change…

07th March 2019

Wales’ Pharmaceuticals Stars Named in High-Growth Ranking

A trio of Wales’s most innovative and dynamic businesses have been named in a new ranking of the UK’s fastest-growing privately-owned pharmaceuticals companies. The Alantra Pharma Fast 50 Index, an annual ranking of non-listed companies in the sector, includes three fast-growing businesses based in the region. The ranking, compiled by Alantra, the global investment banking…

06th March 2019

Scientists take another step forward in tackling lung disease

A Swansea-based start-up has developed a first generation of products that will predict whether a person has or is likely to develop a serious lung condition. PulmonIR Ltd, the company behind the technology, is the first in the world to have developed a commercial instrument of this type specifically designed for respiratory applications.  Its founders…

01st March 2019

People in Wales encouraged to suggest technologies to improve care

Health Technology Wales (HTW), an independent and innovative national body, has opened a Topic Call on St David’s Day. People are being encouraged to suggest non-medicine technologies that could improve health and social care in Wales. From clinical commissioners and frontline care providers, to patients and members of the public, anyone can suggest a topicon…