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27 May 2016
Vaughan Gething also praised the profession for its commitment to the Welsh Government’s Choose Pharmacy scheme.
 
26 May 2016
Vaughan Gething has paid tribute to nursing and midwifery staff in Wales, calling for further improvement to the quality and experience of care for all who use the NHS.
 
25 May 2016
The target has been achieved every month since a clinical response model pilot began in October 2015.
 
12 May 2016
Dr Colette Bridgman MBE has been appointed Wales’ new Chief Dental Officer, the Welsh Government has announced.
 
27 April 2016
Dr Frank Atherton appointed Wales’ new Chief Medical Officer
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Dr Frank Atherton has been appointed Wales’ new Chief Medical Officer, the Welsh Government announced today.
 
05 April 2016
£43m to improve Wales’ primary care services
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
£43m will be invested over the next year to improve access to primary care and continue to move more services out of hospitals and into local communities.
 
05 April 2016
Liver cancer drug Sorafenib to be made available in Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Around 250 people are diagnosed with HCC in Wales each year and it is expected that more than 100 will benefit from Sorafenib being made available.
 
05 April 2016
Wales set for new fairer, stronger, sustainable social services system
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
New law ensures people will have the right support services at the right time, gives carers greater rights and strengthens powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults.
 
04 April 2016
New service to ensure better health and wellbeing for Wales’ GPs
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
GPs in Wales are now able to access health board’s occupational health services thanks to a £200,000 investment from the Welsh Government
 
04 April 2016
Action to tackle cardiovascular disease in deprived communities to be extended across Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Action to reduce the number of people in some of South Wales’ most deprived communities from dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease will be extended across Wales
 
02 April 2016
Significant improvement in children’s oral health
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Children’s oral health in Wales has experienced the most significant improvement since records began, the latest survey of five-year-olds shows.
 
01 April 2016
Health Minister thanks Healthy Prestatyn Iach team
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The service is the first of its kind in North Wales and will give people living in Prestatyn a wider range of healthcare professionals than the two medical practices it is replacing.
 
01 April 2016
£60m to join up health and social care services
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
£60m is to be invested over the next year to ensure children, adults and older people in Wales receive joined up health and social care services
 
31 March 2016
New teams to support people with mental health needs in Welsh hospitals
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
New dedicated teams of staff to provide hands-on support for people with mental health needs will be set up in Welsh hospitals.
 
30 March 2016
More frontline staff working in the Welsh NHS than ever before
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The number of consultants, doctors, nurses, midwives and paramedics working in the Welsh NHS has reached a record high, new figures released today show.
 
30 March 2016
Welsh Ambulance Service on target again during busiest month on record
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The Welsh Ambulance Service responded to nearly half of all calls to people with an immediately life-threatening illness or injury within just six minutes in February 2016.
 
30 March 2016
Welsh Government to invest £10.3m in 94 new ambulances
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The Welsh Ambulance Service will receive 94 new vehicles thanks to a £10.3m investment from the Welsh Government, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced today.
 
29 March 2016
Reduction in emergency admissions and hospital stays for diabetes patients
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
The number of people with diabetes admitted to hospital in an emergency has fallen by 5% in the last five years, a new report published today shows.
 
28 March 2016
More NHS eye care to be provided in local communities
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
From this month, people who have had cataract operations and those with suspected glaucoma will receive follow-up treatment and checks at their local optometrists instead of in hospital.
 
24 March 2016
Health Minister visits site of Blaenau Ffestiniog’s new £3.9m health centre
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Blaenau Ffestiniog’s new community health centre will see modern health services delivered closer to people’s homes.
 
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