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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.

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Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

The Welsh Government has responded to the latest NHS Wales Performance data published today (18 November)

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More than £51m investment to replace ageing diagnostic equipment will ensure NHS Wales has facilities ‘fit for the 21st century’

More than £51m is being invested to replace older diagnostic imaging equipment across NHS Wales and to speed up waiting times, Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced.

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Dental services in Wales given £3m funding to boost recovery from pandemic

Dental services in Wales will receive an extra £3m of new funding this year to support the recovery from the pandemic and improve access.

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Investment in new microbiology equipment could identify bacteria in minutes instead of hours and reduce the chances of sepsis

More than £1.2m is set to be invested in six new bacterial analyser machines that can identify bacteria from infections in minutes instead of hours.

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Senedd approves extension of NHS COVID pass

Members of the Senedd have approved the extension of the NHS COVID pass to cinemas, theatres and concert halls in Wales.

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‘Support the NHS this winter by getting your booster vaccination’ - Health Minister

The Health Minister is urging people to have their autumn Covid-19 booster vaccination to support the NHS ahead of winter.