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15th January 2020

Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables meeting update

Please see below the key updates from the Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables meeting held on the 7th of January 2020. Following the General Election the Government is moving forward to implement the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland Protocol, and negotiate on the future partnership with the EU. In light of the successful vote…

15th January 2020

Industry engage with Health Technology Wales to kick start 2020

We started 2020 by encouraging industry to collaborate with us in our work to increase access to non-medicine health technologies in Wales.
15th January 2020

Cardiff University to Share in £18.5m Biosciences Boost

Cardiff University is to share in £18.5m funding for postgraduate research training in biosciences. The University has secured funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – for a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The partnership will offer fully-funded, four-year PhD studentships and a training programme in…

08th January 2020

Pinpoint secures new investment to develop ImpactAir Range

Pinpoint Scientific, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, is pleased to announce it has secured further investment into the business, to aid the developmen
08th January 2020

Indoor Biotechnologies Expands at Cardiff Base

Cardiff-based allergen testing business Indoor Biotechnologies has expanded its offices and laboratory facility at Vision Court in Pentwyn.
06th January 2020

NHS Wales Bursary extended to 2023

The Health Minister Vaughan Gething today (Friday 29th November) has announced the extension of the NHS Wales Bursary until 2023. The announcement provides clarity on bursary arrangements for the next three academic years to both students and providers. The bursary, which is no longer available in England, will be available for an additional two cohorts…

06th January 2020

Nurse Staffing Levels for Wales extended to benefit more patients

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has today announced plans to extend the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act to include paediatric inpatient wards by April 2021. The extension will require approval by the Senedd before becoming law. The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 places a general duty on all health boards to provide sufficient nurses to…

06th January 2020

Multimillion pound boost for Cystic Fibrosis centre announced

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today announce an extra £4.7m to redevelop and expand the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Centre at University Hospital Llandough. The centre is the only specialised adult CF centre in Wales and provides a friendly and caring environment for people with CF, ensuring they receive the best possible therapy…

06th January 2020

Health and social services spending to increase by £421m in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has welcomed an extra £421m for health and social services in Wales, including more investment in transformation and buildings. The extra investment announced in the 2020/21 Welsh Government draft budget takes health and social services spending in Wales to over £8bn a year. Despite pressure on our overall budget, I’m delighted…

06th January 2020

New study shows how patients’ health values can impact vital pelvic floor treatment

Researchers and health professionals in Swansea have revealed the value women put on their own health can have a direct effect on the success of medical treatment for pelvic floor problems. Pelvic floor dysfunction affects more than a quarter of all women in the UK.  It can involve incontinence and prolapse, and can be treated…