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23rd July 2021

Report calls for breakthrough diagnostics to be funded like new medicines

Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland has launched a new report calling for the system of funding for diagnostics to be the same as for new medicines to ensure innovations reach patients sooner. The Future of Diagnostics Delivery in the UK report, which is backed by both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Association of…

23rd July 2021

Resource Launched to Support Health, Social Care and Industry Innovation

Achieving Innovation is a new resource developed by Life Sciences Hub Wales to inform and guide those working across industry, health and social care innovation. It summarises key research, provides critical insights and delivers fresh perspectives from cross-sector thought leaders. This new digital resource reviews the wealth of knowledge available about innovation in health and social care…

23rd July 2021

Welsh Admin Portal crosses border into English hospitals

The system used to process electronic referrals from GPs to hospitals has for the first time linked up with hospitals cross-border, in England. GPs in Powys can now send digital referrals using the Welsh Admin Portal (WAP) into three English trusts; the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, Wye Valley Trust and the Robert Jones and…

18th July 2021

Work begins in Wales to action an ambitious Implementation Plan for recovery, resilience and growth in clinical research

NHS staff, clinicians and researchers across Health and Care Research Wales attended a webinar this week outlining the key actions that will drive forward the new vision for clinical research in the UK. Following the publication in March of ‘Saving and improving lives: the future of UK clinical research delivery’, the UK government and devolved administrations…

18th July 2021

Report suggests willingness to embrace digital heath to help NHS

Despite current complaints about face-to-face access to GPs, a new report shows the public may be willing to embrace digital health to help the NHS, both in the long term and during any fresh COVID-19 outbreaks. Research by OnePoll for ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps, found respondents are prepared…

09th July 2021

New Signage Unveiled in Support of People Living with Hidden Illnesses

New signage to be used on accessible public toilets has been unveiled by Pelican and Respond Healthcare, aimed at educating the public and garnering greater understanding of the needs of people living with hidden illnesses such as a stoma; and Cardiff Council is the first Local Authority in Wales to pilot the signage. Designed and…

09th July 2021

Nathan Wyburn: Vaccination Art

Artist Nathan Wyburn has been commissioned by The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to create a piece of art to recognise the hard work and dedication of those working on the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme within Cardiff and Vale University Health…

09th July 2021

NICE guidance recommends Plus Sutures use in NHS surgeries

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson, has announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new medical technologies guidance (MTG59) recommending the use of Plus Sutures in surgeries within the NHS. The guidance acknowledged that Plus Sutures should be adopted “as part of a bundle of care for preventing surgical site…

09th July 2021

Access to genetics results allows for more personalised cancer treatments

Doctors in Wales are now able to access digital genetic test results for urgent cancer patients, following a recent update to the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP). Sight of this additional data means clinicians are able to identify whether genetic changes in patients could impact their treatment, allowing for the development of more personalised treatment plans. Dr Samantha…

08th July 2021

DHCW pleased to enable the Welsh vaccine passport

We’re helping to give Welsh people access to vaccination ‘passport’ certificates. Our tech and data experts have worked collaboratively with NHS Digital to develop a solution to ensure Welsh vaccination data is available through NHS England’s digital COVID Pass service. This means people in Wales can now access their vaccination status on the internet if they need to travel urgently and meet the vaccine…