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11th April 2019

Heidi wins top medical education award in recognition of her support for students

Swansea University’s Dr Heidi Phillips has been honoured for her dedication to the next generation of GPs at a top Welsh awards ceremony. Associate Professor for Primary Care at Swansea University Medical School, Heidi Phillips was named BMA Cymru Wales/BMJ Clinical Teacher of the Year in recognition of her outstanding commitment. The judges praised Heidi for…

08th April 2019

Researchers’ breakthrough in tackling challenge of antifungal resistance

Ground-breaking work by university experts in Tennessee, Texas and Swansea is helping develop a better understanding of the growing threat posed by antifungal drug resistance. Invasive aspergillosis is a devastating disease caused by breathing in small airborne spores of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus and it is a condition where drug resistance has been encountered. In…

28th March 2019

New standards for GP practices to raise and improve level of service for patients in Wales

The recent National Survey results showed a decline in satisfaction with GP services from 90% being satisfied in 2016-17 to 86% in 2017-18 and 42% of participants found it difficult to make an appointment at their practice an increase from 38% in the previous year. People in Wales should know what to expect when they…

26th March 2019

University’s nursing department in running for top awards

The high standard of nursing education on offer at Swansea University has led to it being shortlisted for four honours at a prestigious national awards event. Next month’s Student Nursing Times Awards sees the University’s Department of Nursing in the running for the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-registration) category – to the delight…

20th March 2019

Lecturer helping to shape healthcare in his homeland

A Swansea University lecturer has been sharing his expertise to help improve medical care in his homeland of Iraq. Gastroenterologist Dr Laith Al-Rubaiy, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Swansea University Medical School, he has just returned from a trip back to Basra, where he trained, where he addressed an international conference. He is now working…

15th March 2019

Collaboration launched to safeguard the lives of care home residents

An initiative to safeguard the lives of care home residents and reduce the impact on ambulance services, particularly during periods of winter pressure, has received the backing of Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething. The break through project, developed in partnership with the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit, Welsh Ambulance and Mangar Health received funding from the…

14th March 2019

Health Board to Use Groundbreaking Innovation in all Hospitals

A simple idea to help hospital staff monitor a patient’s fluid intake has been such a success that it’s going to be used across a health board. Last year, a group of adult nursing students at the University of South Wales (USW) – known as Team Hydr8 – suggested introducing jugs with yellow lids, rather than the…

01st March 2019

People in Wales encouraged to suggest technologies to improve care

Health Technology Wales (HTW), an independent and innovative national body, has opened a Topic Call on St David’s Day. People are being encouraged to suggest non-medicine technologies that could improve health and social care in Wales. From clinical commissioners and frontline care providers, to patients and members of the public, anyone can suggest a topicon…

26th February 2019

Maggots make their primetime TV debut thanks to Swansea University experts

Swansea University experts have been helping to secure a small-screen starring role for the humble medicinal maggot. Saturday night’s episode of BBC primetime hospital drama Casualty saw the introduction of a collection of tiny new cast members. The plot has been developed with assistance from Professor Yamni Nigam who heads the research team behind the…

26th February 2019

Welsh SME Manufacturing Sector Remains Confident About Future Growth

Wales-based companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors remain confident about future growth, despite continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, rising production costs and skill shortages, according to a new survey. The latest Manufacturing and Engineering Report by UK professional advisory and accountancy network MHA, found that not only are 84% of SME manufacturers in Wales predicting…