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Welsh Government funding to crack down on illegal vaping market

The Welsh Government is providing funding to Trading Standards Wales to help tackle illegal vaping in Wales, the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle, has announced.

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£8 million for community care to support people to stay well at home and reduce pressure on hospitals

Despite the extreme financial pressures on public services, the Welsh Government has held back an extra £8 million this winter to support people at greatest risk to stay well, receive care at or close to home and reduce pressure on hospitals.  

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Record number of food businesses achieving top hygiene ratings across Wales as mandatory display turns 10

Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Lynne Neagle, and Chair of the Food Standards Agency, Professor Susan Jebb, welcome the significant improvement in hygiene ratings for Welsh food businesses on the 10th anniversary of mandatory display of food hygiene ratings.

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Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data: September and October 2023

The Welsh Government has responded to the latest NHS Performance data published today (November 23rd).


New orthopaedic hub at Llandudno hospital

The Welsh Government has agreed funding of up to £29.4m for a new Orthopaedic hub at Llandudno Hospital to help reduce orthopaedic waiting times.

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Deputy Minister committed to ensuring unpaid carers get support and recognition they deserve

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, has marked Carers Rights Day today (November 23rd) by praising the important role of unpaid carers in communities across Wales and highlighting the support available to them. 

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Charter to develop healthcare innovation in Wales

AstraZeneca, the UK’s leading life science company, are the latest organisation to sign up to a charter to promote health care innovation in Wales.

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First electronic prescription service launches in Wales

Patients in Rhyl are the first in Wales to benefit from a new electronic prescription service, which allows GPs to send prescriptions securely online to the patient’s choice of community pharmacy, without the need for a paper form.

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Clinically vulnerable encouraged to get their winter vaccines.

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has called on people with clinical vulnerabilities to come forward for their winter vaccinations to protect themselves and the health service.

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“Help Us Help You get treatment as fast as possible this winter” – Head of NHS Wales

As winter approaches and demand on GPs and emergency care services rises, NHS Wales’ Chief Executive Judith Paget is reminding everyone of the different services available across Wales for quick and quality treatment.

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Sir Frank Atherton, at Totally Welsh

Big business urged to take greater responsibility for public health by Wales’ top doctor

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Sir Frank Atherton, has called on large companies to take greater corporate social responsibility for public health in his 2023 annual report.

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Health Minister thanks GPs for helping tackle the 8am bottleneck

The Health Minister has thanked GPs for progress made in tackling the 8am bottleneck and making it easier for people to get appointments.