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New breakthroughs, including a diagnostic test for a condition that can cause still births, are improving healthcare across Wales, supported by a new Innovation Strategy for Wales.
Welsh Government highlights developments to help people with rare diseases and lights up Cathays Park building to raise awareness on Rare Disease Day
The development of a new app, which allows users to share their health profile and potentially draw attention to rare or complex medical conditions with health services, both in the UK and abroad – like a passport – has been highlighted on Rare Disease Day by Health and Social Services Minister Eluned Morgan.
Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will be put into special measures because of serious concerns about performance, leadership and culture.
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.
The Seren Medics programme, which helps school-age children go on to study Medicine at university, is enjoying excellent results in north Wales.
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.
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.
The Welsh Government has today set out its plans to address the challenges of staffing the Welsh NHS.
Health Minister Eluned Morgan has today announced more than £86 million for new cancer treatment facilities, equipment, and software.
Advanced Paramedics Practitioners (APP) across Wales are helping to treat more people in the community and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.
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.