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First Omicron case confirmed in Wales

A case of the Omicron variant of concern has been confirmed in Wales. The case is in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board area and is linked to international travel.

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Changes to GP contract to improve access to appointments

Health Minister Eluned Morgan today (1 December) announced new changes to the GP contract to help to improve access to appointments.

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Wales’ launches first national action plan to support and treat alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD)

A first of its kind national framework for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support for alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) has today been published by the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle.

 

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Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

The Welsh Government has responded to the latest NHS Wales Performance data published today (18 November)

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More than £51m investment to replace ageing diagnostic equipment will ensure NHS Wales has facilities ‘fit for the 21st century’

More than £51m is being invested to replace older diagnostic imaging equipment across NHS Wales and to speed up waiting times, Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced.

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Dental services in Wales given £3m funding to boost recovery from pandemic

Dental services in Wales will receive an extra £3m of new funding this year to support the recovery from the pandemic and improve access.

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Shop safe, shop kind: we all have a responsibility to stop the spread of Covid and keep shops open – Economy Minister

With rates of Coronavirus transmission still high in Wales, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has called on shoppers and retailers to play their part in keeping people safe by ensuring face coverings are worn while shopping indoors.

This is a legal requirement in Wales for those not exempt and is crucial in helping to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Investment in new microbiology equipment could identify bacteria in minutes instead of hours and reduce the chances of sepsis

More than £1.2m is set to be invested in six new bacterial analyser machines that can identify bacteria from infections in minutes instead of hours.

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Senedd approves extension of NHS COVID pass

Members of the Senedd have approved the extension of the NHS COVID pass to cinemas, theatres and concert halls in Wales.

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‘Support the NHS this winter by getting your booster vaccination’ - Health Minister

The Health Minister is urging people to have their autumn Covid-19 booster vaccination to support the NHS ahead of winter.

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Ambition to make Wales smoke-free by 2030 - as smoking remains the leading cause of premature deaths

Tackling health inequalities and more help to help people quit are key parts of a new plan to make Wales smoke-free by the end of the decade.

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Health Minister pledges £170m extra a year for ‘transformation’ of how planned care services are delivered

More than £170m extra a year is set to be invested in planned care across NHS Wales, Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced at the inaugural Planned Care Summit.