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29th June 2020

Pilot programme to measure coronavirus prevalence in waste water treatment plants

A pilot programme which will flag early signs of the coronavirus in Welsh communities by monitoring sewage systems, has been awarded almost half a million pounds – the Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed. The frequent monitoring of coronavirus levels at waste water treatment plants can offer a signal of the infection rate in the…

29th June 2020

Welsh Government Publishes First Results from Major New Covid-19 Survey

New research showing how people across Wales have been affected by the coronavirus crisis has been published for the first time. The new monthly telephone version of the National Survey for Wales asked 3,000 people from across Wales questions on wellbeing and loneliness, employment, finances, food poverty, GP appointments, social care, and education to find…

26th June 2020

Global Collaboration Establishes Wales’ National Covid-19 Testing Laboratory

An advanced laboratory dedicated to leading Wales’ national Covid-19 testing has been established in Cardiff, thanks to collaboration between Public Health Wales and one of the world’s leading diagnostics companies. Creating a national Covid-19 testing lab at the University Hospital of Wales is an important part of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy and…

26th June 2020

NHS staff tackling Covid-19 try out virtual reality to help reduce stress and anxiety

NHS staff tackling Covid-19 on the front line are, for the first time, using virtual reality to help support their mental health and wellbeing. Twenty-one staff working in intensive care units at the Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles hospitals had access to a single-use VR headset for two weeks to evaluate if it was a…

26th June 2020

Medtech after COVID-19: The digital and AI space

There is much talk of the new normal, about how the world will adapt with regards to controlling the spread of COVID-19 until a vaccine or adequate therapies are found before we return to something like the pre-lockdown life. But in some cases, these changes could be long lasting. With so much technological innovation in…

12th June 2020

Be part of a new project helping to shape mental health and wellbeing support in Wales after Covid-19

Researchers behind a major new study charting how the people of Wales have coped with coronavirus are appealing for volunteers to share their experiences. The study, which is being led by Swansea University’s Professor Nicola Gray, is examining just what impact coronavirus has had on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the Welsh population….

05th June 2020

Coronavirus: 500 volunteers sought for vaccine trials

Scientists developing a vaccine against Covid-19 are seeking 500 volunteers from among NHS workers in south east Wales to take part in trials. The first stage of the Oxford researchers’ trials began in April and with more than 1,000 immunised it is recruiting again. The next stage will enrol up to 10,260 people, with 500…

02nd June 2020

CITER researchers investigate reusing PPE

Respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential tool for protecting healthcare workers from exposure to respiratory pathogens.
28th May 2020

Wales to play major role in national trial for COVID-19 vaccine

Wales will play a vital role in finding a way out of the coronavirus pandemic when the next phase of a UK-led study is announced today (May 22nd). Co-ordinated by Health and Care Research Wales, a collaboration between Public Health Wales, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University,…

28th May 2020

Ask The Expert: Science Of Sanitisers (SOS)

Andrew Howell, MD of BCB International Ltd, says We now know that hand sanitisers are one of the vital defences in our armoury in the fight against Coronavirus; part of the new “norm” for the future. However, even among professionals, there is much confusion over what hand sanitiser to use. Not all are equal to…