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26th February 2021

Celebrating Good Clinical Practice: reflecting on a decade of training in Wales

In November 2020, Lynette Lane, the Support and Delivery Centre’s Senior Training and Development Manager, was recognised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for 10 years of facilitating Good Clinical Practice training in Wales. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for all Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal…

26th February 2021

Global research into how the vulnerable have been hit by government and health system responses to Covid-19

Academics from Swansea University are part of an international study exploring the impact of Covid-19 governmental responses on vulnerable groups. COVINFORM is one of 23 new research projects funded by the European Commission with a total of €128 million to address the continuing coronavirus pandemic and its effects. Professor Sergei Shubin, director of the University’s…

26th February 2021

£270m New Funding for the Development Bank

The Welsh Government today sets out how it will work to reconstruct and rebuild Wales’ economy so it is more prosperous, equal and green than ever before. This includes making available an additional £270m to support businesses through the Development Bank of Wales. Operating alongside other Development Bank support, this represents a major investment in…

26th February 2021

Welsh Businesses Come Together to Celebrate Accelerate Wales Innovation Day

Join in the celebrations on 25 February as Accelerate Wales Innovation Day shines a light on all things to do with technology and health and social care innovation in Wales. Running across Life Sciences Hub Wales and associated partners’ social media channels, the Accelerate Wales Innovation Day is calling for businesses, enterprises and entrepreneurs to…

26th February 2021

Cwmbran-based Tech Firm Wins Contract with NHS

Cwmbran-based Conversant Technology has won a contract with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust to enhance communication platforms across the mental health First Response Team and Admin Hubs. As the fastest-growing provider of voice services and voice applications working natively with Microsoft Teams, Conversant was established in 2015 as a SaaS platform provider. They will…

26th February 2021

Funding to Support Growth At Healthcare Manufacturer

Paul Webber A Welsh healthcare manufacturer has secured a seven-figure funding package to develop an extension of its premises and support its growth plans in both the UK and International markets. CellPath, based in Newtown, is a manufacturer and supplier of consumables, equipment and services to the global cellular pathology sector. The family-run business has…

26th February 2021

Patients to take part in life-saving study at Swansea hospital

Patients are to be recruited for a research study which aims to improve the way people with potentially life-threatening chest injuries are treated. It’s the latest phase of an ongoing project led by Morriston Hospital consultant physiotherapist Dr Ceri Battle, and focuses on people who have been sent home from emergency departments after injuring their…

26th February 2021

The new treatments that are successfully fighting coronavirus

The health minister has outlined the latest treatments that are currently available to treat coronavirus. During the year that coronavirus has been circulating within Wales, we have come a long way in terms of treating the virus. Though vaccines have a vital role to play in stopping people catching or having such severe forms of…

26th February 2021

New research priorities aim to help older people live happier and more fulfilling lives

Ten research priorities into the care and support of those aged 65 and over in Wales been developed by Health and Care Research Wales and Social Care Wales. The project, run in association with the James Lind Alliance, developed the priorities by asking nearly 400 older people, carers and social care practitioners, “How can we…

24th February 2021

Business booms for Welsh healthcare firm during pandemic

Revenue for Welsh based healthcare firm, Forth, has doubled during 2020 despite the many challenges faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.