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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.

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First Minister encourages people to get the flu vaccine as he gets the jab

This week, First Minister Mark Drakeford, got his flu vaccination and encouraged others to take up the offer this winter to help keep people safe and well.

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Major trauma theatre plan moves a step closer

Plans to create two new theatres, including a dedicated major trauma theatre, at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff have been approved by the Health Minister.

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Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

The Welsh Government has responded to the latest NHS Performance data published today (21 October)

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‘We are bracing ourselves for one of the hardest winters we have ever faced, but will keep essential services running,’ vows NHS Wales chief executive

NHS Wales chief executive Andrew Goodall has warned the dual challenge of the Covid pandemic and other respiratory viruses will make this winter ‘one of the hardest we have ever faced’, as the NHS Wales Health and Social Care Winter Plan is published.

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‘Vaccines are best way to help NHS ahead of challenging winter’ – Health Minister

People eligible for booster COVID-19 vaccinations and flu jabs are encouraged to take up the offer ahead of a challenging winter for NHS Wales, the Health Minister has said.