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Keep Wales Safe as Omicron Surges

Wales’ leading doctor has urged everyone to take steps to protect themselves from Covid-19 as case rates are surging to their highest levels in the pandemic.

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Look after your mental health this Christmas and New Year– says Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing

COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives and the emergence of the Omicron variant is once again a stark reminder that the pandemic is not yet over. I want people to know support is available for them 24/7.

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Wales’ booster army grows as military, GPs and pharmacies commit support

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has thanked the thousands of extra NHS staff and volunteers who are making a success of the Covid-19 booster programme in Wales.

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Welsh Government response to the latest NHS Wales performance data

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

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More than £34m invested in ambulance services through the winter months

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced more than £34m of extra funding to support the Welsh Ambulance Service through the coming winter months.

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Wider range of services to be provided by pharmacies across Wales

All community pharmacies in Wales will be able to offer an extended range of services from April 2022 as part of substantial reforms agreed by the Health Minister.

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Testing capacity increased to identify Omicron variant in Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today (Thursday 9th December) announced plans to increase capacity for identifying the Omicron variant in Wales.

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All eligible adults in Wales to be offered booster vaccination by end of January

The Health Minister will today (7 December) confirm all eligible adults will be offered the booster Covid-19 vaccination by the end of January.

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‘Disrupt the transmission’ – Latest Keep Wales Safe campaign launches

The latest phase of the Welsh Government’s Keep Wales Safe campaign which aims to ‘disrupt the transmission’ of Covid-19 is launching today (Monday 6 December).

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Record level of investment sees 15% increase in training places for healthcare professionals in Wales to help support pandemic response

Record levels of more than £260m will be invested in training healthcare professionals in Wales in an effort to help the NHS respond to the pandemic and challenges in the future.

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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.