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24th March 2021

£40M Infrastructure Investment For Rutherford Health

Rutherford Health, a healthcare group focused on the provision of cancer care, has agreed an infrastructure investment with Equitix Investment Management for £40m. The investment is backed by the freehold transfer of the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales, and supported by other security to be put in place over the group’s other centres. The agreement is for a term…

24th March 2021

Welsh company unmasks solution to global PPE waste problem

A South Wales company has developed an innovative way to recycle single use personal protective equipment (PPE) in a bid to tackle the mountain of waste being produced as a result of the pandemic. Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group (TCG) has become one of the first in the world to create a device to recycle disposable…

23rd March 2021

Covid NHS recovery plan announced for ‘exhausted’ staff

A £100m recovery plan to help the NHS recover from the pandemic has been announced by the Welsh government.
22nd March 2021

Three New Academies Set to Develop Wales’ Future Healthcare Leaders

Three new academies designed to help the next generation of leaders within Wales’ health and care services, are set to go live later this year. The new Intensive Learning Academies (ILAs) support the Welsh Government’s long-term plan for health and care –  A Healthier Wales.  They will target themes linked to transformation, highlighted in A Healthier…

21st March 2021

Cwm Taf Morgannwg celebrates opening of landmark Clinical Research Centre

A new Clinical Research Centre designed to enhance Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB’s research work and give patients access to new therapies, treatments and therapeutics has opened at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant. The development of the centre demonstrates our Health Board’s commitment to undertaking high quality commercial and non-commercial research, as well as facilitating…

21st March 2021

New Study To Evaluate How Well Shielding Against COVID-19 Works

  Shielding vulnerable people has been central to the response to COVID-19, but how well does it work?   A Swansea University research team are to examine the evidence, to see what lessons can be learned for the future. Working with the NHS, the researchers, from the University’s Medical School, will consider how shielding affected deaths, hospital…

21st March 2021

UK COVID-19 research passes one million participants

More than one million people have now taken part in COVID-19 research across the UK including over 36,000 participants in Wales who have been part of 114 studies under the leadership of Health and Care Research Wales. During the last 12 months the Welsh research community has played a key role in supporting the development…

17th March 2021

New pledge to support life science innovation in Wales and Ireland

Life science experts from Swansea University are looking forward to playing a key role in plans to forge even closer links between Wales and Ireland. Celtic Advanced Life Sciences Network (CALIN), led by the University, is an Ireland-Wales Interreg operation which was set up to support research and development in life science small-medium enterprises in…

16th March 2021

Job Vacancy – PRA Health Sciences – Graduate Statistical Programmer

At PRA, we don’t make our 17000+ people great. It’s the other way around. As we have grown to a top-5 CRO, we have maintained the feel of a small company, dedicated to collaboration and passion for what we do.
16th March 2021

Warning over effects of pandemic on young people’s mental health

Triggers for self-harm and poor mental health are aggravated by pandemic restrictions, according to experts. They have now issued a stark warning about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people. Professor Tamsin Ford, of the University of Cambridge, and colleagues including Professor Ann John, of Swansea University Medical…