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05th November 2019

Appointment of two Independent Members of the Board of Community Health Councils

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced the appointment of two Independent Members of the Board of Community Health Councils (CHCs). Sarah Finnegan-Dehn has been appointed from 01 October 2019 and Meri Huws will be appointed from 01 April 2020. CHCs act as the public voice in letting health services know what people want and how…

05th November 2019

£30 million to support health and social care services this winter

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced additional funding of £30 million to support the delivery of frontline health and social care services this winter. The money will help people access care closer to home and enable people to leave hospital when they’re ready, with appropriate ongoing care or support in place. Of the £30 million,…

05th November 2019

£50 million and new body to transform digital health and care services in Wales

Health and Social Services Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced plans to transform digital health and care in Wales. The plans include creating the role of Chief Digital Officer for Health and Care and a new NHS Wales organisation to deliver national digital services, supported by £50 million new funding. The Chief Digital Officer for Health…

04th November 2019

Researcher joins Medical School team after gaining European Fellowship

Swansea University Medical School has welcomed a new researcher under a prestigious European scheme. Dr Rémi Zallot successfully applied for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission and will be hosted by the Medical School’s Centre for Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity for the next two years. His expertise in mining microbial genomes using bioinformatics…

22nd October 2019

Cardiff University: Futures Connect Work Experience Opportunities

The Futures Connect Team sit centrally within Cardiff University and promote a variety of placements to students across all colleges and schools. The team can offer a variety of companies high-calibre, independent and pro-active students to support you with a particular project, or aspect of your organisations work. These opportunities allow our students to gain…

22nd October 2019

University honoured for dedication to equality

Swansea University is celebrating after being rewarded for its ongoing commitment to gender equality. As part of the Athena SWAN Charter scheme run by the Equality Challenge Unit, the University already holds a silver institutional award – one of only 13 universities in the UK, and the only non-Russell Group University to achieve this. Now…

22nd October 2019

University highlights global issues at first bioethics conference

Academics, students and health professionals gathered tackle some of today’s most pressing ethical issues at a special conference at Swansea University. Held to mark World Bioethics Day, the event featured a diverse programme of topics on a variety of topical themes including mental health, maternity care, climate change and cultural diversity. Bioethics is the study…

14th October 2019

Brexit preparation – free webinars

There are less than three weeks remaining before the UK is due to leave the EU. Medilink UK wants to make sure that life sciences and healthcare companies are fully prepared and is hosting a series of FREE webinars around nine different business areas. These 45-minute webinars, designed to help businesses understand the risks and opportunities that…

14th October 2019

University gives pupils first-hand experience of nanotechnology

Pupils have been given an unique opportunity to find out more about nanotechnology at a special Swansea University workshop aimed at inspiring scientists of the future. NanoBach brought Year 7 & 8 pupils from across Neath Port Talbot together with students who were able to demonstrate what nanotechnology is and how it can be applied…

11th October 2019

Creo Medical win Best Technology Award at the AIM Awards 2019

MediWales would like to congratulate Creo Medical plc for winning the Best Technology Award last night at the AIM Awards 2019. The winner of the Best Technology Award is a company that reflects the innovation and entrepreneurial skills that are the cornerstone of the AIM culture. The AIM Awards scrutinises recent joiners and more established…