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28th March 2019

SEHTA Job Vacancy – Healthcare Technology Research Analyst

We are looking for a Graduate with qualifications in life sciences or relevant physical sciences (relevant postgraduate qualification desirable), with an understanding of the health sector (desirable). The applicant should also have significant numerate and analytical skills, high levels of IT competency, particularly in MS Office, excellent communication skills, especially written but including oral, motivation…

28th March 2019

NHS Wales continues performance improvement despite another record busy month

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has welcomed improvements in emergency department performance and progress in cutting the longest waits for treatment despite another record busy month. Commenting on the latest performance statistics published today, Mr Gething also thanked NHS Wales staff for their hard work and commitment during the busy period. The highest number of patients…

28th March 2019

New standards for GP practices to raise and improve level of service for patients in Wales

The recent National Survey results showed a decline in satisfaction with GP services from 90% being satisfied in 2016-17 to 86% in 2017-18 and 42% of participants found it difficult to make an appointment at their practice an increase from 38% in the previous year. People in Wales should know what to expect when they…

28th March 2019

£12m programme to transform delivery of health, care and support in West Wales

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced £12m for an ambitious programme to modernise and improve health and social care in West Wales. The money will support a range of initiatives that shift services from hospital to people’s homes and communities making it easier for people to access the care they need, stay well and keep…

28th March 2019

£10m Welsh Government funding to improve health outcomes

The main focus is to improve the quality of care, to reduce variation and to improve patient outcomes. Investment will be directed towards services which will bring the most wide-ranging benefits to the most people. As previously announced last year, £3 million will be invested to deliver the single cancer pathway. Wales is the first…

28th March 2019

New Chair to the Board of Community Health Councils announced

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has today announced Mr John Pearce as the new Chair to the Board of Community Health Councils (CHCs) in Wales. There are seven CHCs in Wales. They are independent bodies that represent the interests of people in the health service in their area. CHCs act as the public voice in letting…

26th March 2019

UK Government Financially Support Trade Shows in the Middle East and Africa

Through Medilink’s strong partnership with the Department for International Trade, there are now TAP* grants on offer to support UK companies who wish to exhibit at international trade shows.  These events are fantastic platforms to showcase products and services, meet and do business with dealers, distributors, manufacturers, government officials and local hospitals.  Bookings now open…

26th March 2019

Genus Chief steps down to join ConvaTec

The chief executive of animal genetics specialist Genus has stepped down to join medical products and technologies company ConvaTec. Karim Bitar has been chief executive of Basingstoke-based Genus for eight years. He will leave the group on 16 September 2019 to take up the role as chief executive of ConvaTec from 30 September. Bitar said:…

26th March 2019

University’s nursing department in running for top awards

The high standard of nursing education on offer at Swansea University has led to it being shortlisted for four honours at a prestigious national awards event. Next month’s Student Nursing Times Awards sees the University’s Department of Nursing in the running for the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-registration) category – to the delight…

26th March 2019

University team sharing award-winning ways of supporting mums-to-be

Swansea University’s Midwifery and Parenting Centre has proved so successful, the team behind it are set to share their experiences with colleagues across Wales. The Centre, at the University’s Health and Wellbeing Academy, offers free antenatal and postnatal care and support delivered by student midwives. Now its work has helped earn Dr Sarah Norris, Swansea…