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Welsh Government

Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: "In April last year we set a target to eliminate the number of patient pathways waiting for longer than a year for their first outpatient appointment by the end of 2022. We knew that this would be challenging , but we wanted to see a real focussed effort on this by health boards. We are disappointed that this ambitious target, which was not set in England, has not been met.

Ysbyty Glan Clwyd - Seren

Budding medics thriving in north Wales

The Seren Medics programme, which helps school-age children go on to study Medicine at university, is enjoying excellent results in north Wales. 

(From left)  Upper Valleys Cluster Lead Pharmacist Niki Watts,  Primary Care Pharmacist Amy David, and Pharmacy Senior Project Manager Oliver Newman

Inhaler recycling scheme helping reduce NHS Wales emissions as £800k funding pot launches

A Welsh Government funded inhaler recycling scheme is helping NHS Wales reduce its carbon emissions and work towards Net Zero ambitions, as a funding pot opens for the social and primary and community care sectors worth £800,000.

Eluned Morgan Desk

First step in the development of a new regional treatment hub underway

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today [15th February 2023] announced the development of a new diagnostics and treatment centre for the South East Wales region, located in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Plan to address NHS workforce challenges

The Welsh Government has today set out its plans to address the challenges of staffing the Welsh NHS.  

86m to deliver new radiotherapy equipment

£86 million investment to improve cancer radiotherapy services for South Wales

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today announced more than £86 million for new cancer treatment facilities, equipment, and software.

Paramedic walking to ambulance

Advanced Paramedics reducing hospital admissions.

Advanced Paramedics Practitioners (APP) across Wales are helping to treat more people in the community and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

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Wales to introduce UK-first mandatory national licensing scheme for special procedures such as tattoos

Wales is set to become the first UK nation to introduce a mandatory national licensing scheme for tattoo artists and those working in body piercing, semi-permanent make-up, acupuncture and electrolysis, Chief Medical Officer Frank Atherton has announced.

Eluned Morgan Headshot

Funding to increase allied health professionals and access to community-based care.

Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today [24th January] announced £5m to increase the number of allied health professionals (AHPs) and increase access to community-based care to help people remain active and independent.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “The NHS in Wales is still under enormous pressure, with operational data suggesting December saw the busiest day for NHS Wales on record. Official statistics show nearly 400,000 consultations+ were carried out in November in hospitals alone and over 111,000 patient pathways were closed, an increase of 4.7% from the previous month and back to pre-pandemic levels.

Eluned Morgan (L)

Extra training places for nurses and paramedics in Wales thanks to 8% increase in training budget

Almost 400 more nurse training places will be created in Wales thanks to an 8% increase in the NHS Wales training budget, Health Minister Eluned Morgan today announced.