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01st April 2021

Covid innovations ‘will reshape future NHS’ in Wales

Innovations that helped NHS staff during the Covid pandemic will also reshape the health service, researchers believe. Video consultations and apps for recovering patients are among technologies forced into operation. Other innovations proved crucial, including PPE that allowed staff to write their names on so that they could be identified on a busy ward. NHS…

01st April 2021

New NHS Wales Organisation for Digital, Data and Technology

Digital Health and Care Wales has officially launched and has been created to take forward a digital transformation programme providing the national technology and data services needed by patients and clinicians. Operating as a Special Health Authority with an independent Chair and Board, it replaces the NHS Wales Informatics Service, reflecting the importance of digital…

24th March 2021

North Wales Patients to Access NHS Differently in Future Because of Covid

More than half of people in North Wales will access NHS services differently in future because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A study by YouGov has revealed 40% of people in the region will carry on in the same way they did before Coronavirus, while the majority of those questioned plan to support new NHS systems…

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.
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…

16th March 2021

Global vision see Port Talbot manufacturer set sights on life science market

Having mobilised to assist UK Government efforts to combat Covid-19, a Port Talbot company specialising in the manufacture and global distribution of precision instrumentation, has now become the UK’s first safety goggle manufacturer. British Rototherm Group’s expansion into the production of personal protective equipment saw nearly two centuries of manufacturing heritage and expertise applied to…

16th March 2021

Wales continues to pioneer in Value-Based Health Care with landmark charter

Welsh Government, Pfizer, Swansea University and Life Sciences Hub Wales have all signed a ground-breaking charter that reflects their shared beliefs in driving the adoption and delivery of Value-Based Health Care in Wales. As Founding Members, each party has confirmed the charter’s vision of embedding this transformational approach to health and social care in all…

12th March 2021

Roche launches new rapid COVID-19 antigen nasal test in UK

Roche Diagnostics has launched a rapid antigen nasal test in the UK, with millions of kits available immediately to help organisations looking to reopen as lockdown restrictions are lifted.  The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test Nasal can be carried out at the point of care to detect if someone has an active infection, providing results 15…

09th March 2021

Wales continues to pioneer in Value-Based Health Care with landmark charter

Welsh Government, Pfizer, Swansea University and Life Sciences Hub Wales have all signed a ground-breaking charter that reflects their shared beliefs in driving the adoption and delivery of Value-Based Health Care in Wales. As Founding Members, each party has confirmed the charter’s vision of embedding this transformational approach to health and social care in all…

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…