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Autumn booster invitations issued to eligible adults in Wales [copy]

Eligible adults in Wales have begun to be invited for their COVID-19 autumn booster this week.

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New plan to boost Welsh language in health and social care

A health and social care service in which people are actively offered their care in Welsh, is the ambition of a new plan launched by the Health Minister, Eluned Morgan today (2 August).


Move to yearly dental check-ups to improve access to NHS dentistry in Wales

Most adults in Wales will now only need to see their dentist once a year, in a shake-up to improve access to NHS dentistry

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Health Minister announces pay rise for NHS Wales staff

The Health Minister Eluned Morgan has accepted the recommendations of NHS pay review bodies and is today announcing a pay rise for NHS staff in Wales.

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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, 21st July).

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Further £3m to recruit more emergency ambulance staff to improve response times

A further £3m is to be invested by the Welsh Government to recruit more emergency ambulance staff to improve response times for the most seriously ill or injured.

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COVID boosters hit two million as new winter vaccination strategy published.

Two million COVID-19 booster vaccinations have been administered in Wales and all eligible people will be offered an autumn booster by the end of November, the Minister for Health and Social Services has announced.


Public urged to take precautions as temperatures rise in Wales

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales is urging people to take extra precautions and to plan ahead to keep themselves and others safe as the Met Office warns of extreme heat.

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NHS Wales awarded highest honour by the Queen

The Queen presented the George Cross to NHS Wales Chief Executive Judith Paget and Intensive Care Consultant Dr Ami Jones at a ceremony in Windsor Castle today (12 July).

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Chief Medical Officer reminds people of advice to stop spread of coronavirus

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Sir Frank Atherton is reminding people to follow simple steps to protect themselves from the risk of catching Covid-19.

This includes getting vaccinated, wearing face coverings in crowded indoor settings and taking a lateral flow test if you have symptoms.

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New members appointed to the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care appointed.

A new deputy chair and six  non-executive members have been appointed to the new Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care (CVB).

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Unpaid carers urged to apply for their £500 payment

Unpaid carers in west Wales are being urged to apply for a £500 payment to help with the increased cost of caring during the cost-of living-crisis