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Pay rise and new contract for GPs in Wales

Health Minister, Eluned Morgan, has announced a new contract agreement with GPs in Wales, which will deliver the most significant reform of the contract since 2004.

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Next three year plan launched to transform pharmacy in Wales

Updated goals for the pharmacy profession have been published today, as the transformation of pharmaceutical care in Wales continues.

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New vaccination plan to build on success of world-leading Covid-19 programme

Digital vaccination records and simplified booking systems are among some of the changes set out in a new plan to increase the take up of vaccinations across Wales.

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Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “Progress continues to be made on the longest waits and we have seen a reduction in the number of patient pathways* waiting more than two years for treatment for the fifth month in a row. This is a fall of 16 per cent since the peak in March.

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Patients boosted by innovations in musculoskeletal health

New and improved methods of managing Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis are benefitting people across Wales.

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£2 million to improve emergency waiting rooms

The Welsh Government has announced £2m to upgrade emergency department waiting areas this winter.   

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New mental health unit plan moves a step closer

Outline plans to build a new mental health unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to improve the quality care for adults and older people have been approved by the Health Minister.

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New vision for Palliative and End of Life Care in Wales

The Welsh Government has set out its vision for palliative and end of life care delivered in Wales which will help people achieve the best quality of life possible and die with dignity.

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Bowel cancer screening age lowered to 55

Bowel cancer screening will be made available to more people in Wales as home testing is expanded to include 55-57 year olds.

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Thalidomide survivors in Wales to get lifelong financial support

The Minister for Health, Eluned Morgan has today (September 29th) announced a lifetime guarantee of financial assistance for those affected by the Thalidomide drug in Wales.

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A new chair has been appointed to Powys Teaching Health Board for a term of four years.

Carl Cooper has been selected by the Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan as the preferred candidate following an open and fair competition and will take up the role from the 17 October, subject to the relevant pre-employment security checks.

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Interim Chief Executive to the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care (CVB) appointed

The chief executive of the board of Community Health Councils in Wales, Alyson Thomas. has been appointed the interim Chief Executive of the new Citizen Voice Body (CVB) for Health and Social Care.