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Public urged to take precautions as temperatures rise in Wales

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales is urging people to take extra precautions and to plan ahead to keep themselves and others safe as the Met Office warns of extreme heat.

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NHS Wales awarded highest honour by the Queen

The Queen presented the George Cross to NHS Wales Chief Executive Judith Paget and Intensive Care Consultant Dr Ami Jones at a ceremony in Windsor Castle today (12 July).

Welsh Government

Chief Medical Officer reminds people of advice to stop spread of coronavirus

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Sir Frank Atherton is reminding people to follow simple steps to protect themselves from the risk of catching Covid-19.

This includes getting vaccinated, wearing face coverings in crowded indoor settings and taking a lateral flow test if you have symptoms.

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New members appointed to the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care appointed.

A new deputy chair and six  non-executive members have been appointed to the new Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care (CVB).

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Unpaid carers urged to apply for their £500 payment

Unpaid carers in west Wales are being urged to apply for a £500 payment to help with the increased cost of caring during the cost-of living-crisis

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Reminder for people to get their spring booster in Wales

People eligible for the spring COVID-19 booster are being urged to get vaccinated before the cut-off date of Thursday 30 June.

Covid Testing

Wales extends COVID-19 testing throughout July

The Health Minister, Eluned Morgan has today (Friday 24th June) confirmed that access to free LFD tests will be extended in Wales until July 31st  2022.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government response to publication of latest NHS Wales performance data

The Welsh Government has issued a statement on the latest NHS Wales performance data published today (Thursday, 23rd June).

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Thousands of cataract patients being treated in mobile theatres

Thousands of patients in Cardiff and Vale are having operations for cataracts in mobile theatres to help increase capacity and cut waiting times.

CMO report

Chief Medical Officer warns climate change poses a ‘serious health risk’ to the most vulnerable in Wales in annual report

Climate change poses a ‘serious health risk’ to the most vulnerable in Wales, Chief Medical Officer Frank Atherton has warned in his annual report.

Eluned Morgan Headshot

Twenty-six actions for Wales to eliminate HIV and tackle stigma

An ambitious plan setting out 26 actions to eliminate new HIV infections, improve quality of life and end stigma by 2030 has been published today (Tuesday 14 June) by the Welsh Government.

Deputy Minister consultation

Updated release Banning energy drinks for under-16s among new ideas to reduce obesity

*** please note slight update to stats around the number of people obese/overweight in Wales

Banning the sale of energy drinks for under-16s and limiting hot food takeaways near schools are among new ideas to improve the health of young people and stop the rising rates of obesity in Wales