23rd July 2019

Finger-prick blood test could safely reduce antibiotic use for people with chronic lung disease

A new study, involving researchers from the Centre for Trials Research and the Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME Centre Wales), has found a simple finger-prick blood test at a GP surgery could prevent the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More than a million people…

22nd July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £60,000 funding to aid biomaterial research

A researcher at Swansea University working with AgorIP is the third person in the institution’s history to win funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr Jonathan Widdowson, 26, who is also the CEO of company ProColl, won the funding of £60,000 that will aid their mission to supply biomaterials to help researchers create innovations…

17th July 2019

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15th July 2019

Job Opportunity: Web developer at Teamworks

Teamworks is an experienced multidisciplinary design & communications studio proud to be creating brand-led solutions primarily for science, technology and innovation sectors. Aside from lots of digital projects, our creative team works with local, national and international clients on a range of print, publishing and events. We have a fantastic opportunity for a full-stack developer…

12th July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £35,000 funding to improve lung cancer detection

A researcher based at Swansea University has secured £35,000 from the ICURe Awards, Innovate UK. Dr Charles Brilliant, 28, will use the funding to further his research using infrared light to determine the molecular structure of sputum to detect lung cancer. It means that patients could get an initial diagnosis in their GP surgeries, rather…

10th July 2019

Repose confirmed as gold standard for pressure ulcer prevention

New randomised control trial evidence confirms Frontier Medical Group’s Repose® as gold standard for pressure ulcer prevention. Published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, Professor Dimitri Beeckman and his team have compared the effectiveness of the Repose static air support system versus alternating air pressure support surfaces, in a nursing home population at high…

01st July 2019

Health Secretary announces more than £13 million funding for new ambulances in Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £13.586 million in funding for the replacement of operational ambulances. 111 new vehicles will replace some of the existing Welsh Ambulance Service fleet, including 71 new emergency operations ambulances, 33 non-emergency patient transport vehicles, and 7 specialist emergency vehicles for major incidents. They will be deployed across the whole…

01st July 2019

Health Minister sets out expectations for action on improvements at North Wales health board

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has set out the improvements he expects to see in the performance of Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board to move out of special measures. Mr Gething today told Assembly Members that progress had been made in the areas that led to the North Wales health board being escalated to special measures…

01st July 2019

New performance measure and £10 million investment to transform eye care in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has set-out how over £10 million of support will transform eye care services in Wales as a new performance measure is published for the first time today. The new measure for eye care waiting times will be published to help cut waiting times and ensure those at highest risk of eye…

01st July 2019

New legislation introduced to provide further quality in Welsh health and social care

A new Bill which aims to improve quality and public engagement in health and social care will officially be introduced to the National Assembly for Wales by Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething today. The Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill will embed a system-wide approach to quality in health for…