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Wales' expanded flu programme extended by another year

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan has today confirmed Wales' flu vaccination programme will once again be extended to include those aged 50 and over and secondary school children in academic years 7-11 (11-16 years old).

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“I want nursing and midwifery to be the most attractive career choices for health professionals” – Sue Tranka, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Wales, Sue Tranka has outlined her ambitious plans for the Nursing and Midwifery professions at today’s [8 April 2022] CNO Wales Conference.

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111 service now available across Wales

Urgent medical and health advice is now available across Wales 24 hours a day, seven days a week following the successful rollout of the 111 helpline.

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The Paul Ridd Learning Disability Education and Training Programme rolled out to NHS Wales healthcare staff

New training will be rolled out across NHS Wales for all healthcare staff in a public-facing role to support people with learning disabilities who are accessing services the Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced.

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Further £5m investment in ‘innovative’ Long-COVID rehabilitation services

A support service helping people in Wales living with the long-term effects of COVID-19 will benefit from a further £5m of Welsh Government funding.

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Health Minister warns about the ‘extraordinary pressure’ the health and social care system is currently under in Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has warned the health and social care system in Wales is currently under ‘extraordinary pressure’ as a result of a range of factors.

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Changes to testing and care homes as we all learn to live safely with coronavirus

A timetable for changes to Wales’ Test Trace Protect service is being published today (Monday) as part of wider plans to gradually move beyond the emergency response to the pandemic.

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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, 24th March).

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Quick-time referrals speeding up cancer diagnosis in Wales

New clinics in Wales are helping to diagnose patients with concerning symptoms more quickly as part of nationwide work to cut cancer waiting times.

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£3m awarded to bereavement charities across Wales

Charities supporting people through bereavement will benefit from £3m in funding over the next three years the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle has announced today.

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Spring rollout of boosters begins in Wales this week

Spring Covid-19 booster vaccinations are being rolled out in Wales from this week.

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National robotic assisted surgery programme to be established in Wales

A national robotic-assisted surgery programme allowing surgeons to perform complex procedures with more precision and control is being introduced in Wales, the Health Minister has announced.