News > April > 2019

29th April 2019

Solar investment improves environmental performance and brings energy savings to Sharp Clinical UK

Sharp Clinical UK are delighted to have completed the installation of a 250kWp roof-mounted solar panel project at its Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Rhymney, UK. The solar panel system will generate approximately 20% of the sites total annual electricity requirements, further reducing the company’s carbon footprint and increasing environmental performance. Using the latest…

29th April 2019

Sharp receives MHRA approval for Clinical Services Centre of Excellence

Sharp, part of UDG Healthcare plc, a global leader in contract packaging and clinical supply services, has received approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to begin production at its Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Rhymney, UK. Following a successful inspection by the MHRA, Sharp can now offer a range of…

29th April 2019

Experts head into the community to show how sharing experiences can improve lives

Swansea University is championing a project to bring people together in the community to share their experiences and learn from each other. Having a chuckle, swapping stories and exchanging memories as part of a group can all have really positive benefits according to experts at the Wales School for Social Care Research, based at the…

29th April 2019

Minister sets out vision for cutting edge technology in NHS Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething, has set out his vision for cutting edge precision medicine to improve health and deliver a sustainable future for NHS Wales. During, a visit to the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, Mr Gething announced new strategies to transform pathology and precision therapeutics in Wales. He said: To address future challenges from…

29th April 2019

£11 million to transform health and social care services in north Wales

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced more than £11 million to transform the way health and social care services are delivered in north Wales. The money will support 3 different projects to bring health and social care services closer to people’s homes and the new ways of working could eventually be rolled-out across Wales. Led by…

29th April 2019

Busiest March on record for Welsh Emergency Departments

A Welsh Government spokesperson, said: We welcome the continued improvements in reducing the longest waits for treatment and thank NHS staff for their hard work in what was another record month for emergency departments. More people attended Welsh emergency departments than any other March on record. More than 70,000 people were seen, treated and admitted…

29th April 2019

Swansea University Named University of the Year at Student Choice Awards 2019

Swansea University has been named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category, and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. Now in…

29th April 2019

Welsh Health Sector Recycling Specialist Secures £400k Innovate UK Grant

The Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group (TCG) has been awarded £426k by Innovate UK to develop its pioneering work in the recycling of medical waste material which can generate income for the NHS. The award was made through Innovate UK Open Call competition and the £426k is 70% funded by Innovate UK, with 30% invested by TCG….

29th April 2019

University of South Wales Joins Photonics Expertise Project

The University of South Wales (USW) has joined a Wales-wide collaborative research project that will encourage industries to embrace photonics technologies. The £5.8m Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) project has been officially launched this week after being announced last December by Mark Drakeford. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the…

29th April 2019

Welsh House Builder Raises £10,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care

Staff at Pontypridd house builders Davies Homes have been tackling a series of challenges to raise more than £10,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care. The latest will see Managing Director Matthew Davies run the London Marathon at the end of April, before a team of more than 20 staff and sub-contractors attempt the Welsh Three Peaks…