30th December 2021

‘Emergence of Omicron shows just how vital ongoing research is’

Research leaders in Wales reflect on the first anniversary of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approval. Research in Wales is more important than ever as the UK faces a rise in…

21st December 2021

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB – Home to an Ingenious Innovation Hub

Over the past 18 months, the NHS in Wales has proven to be one of the most pioneering health services in the world, with world-firsts such as the single log-in ‘Digital…

21st December 2021

Head of Education Appointed in Powys

A new Head of Education has been appointed in Powys, strengthening the county council’s senior education team. Georgina Bevan, who is currently the Principal Curriculum Partner for the South-East Wales…

21st December 2021

Bond Digital Health Secures £1 Million Funding Boost

Leading Wales-based medtech firm Bond Digital Health has secured a further £1 million cash injection to support its plans for growth. The Cardiff-headquartered company, which has developed a data capture…

20th December 2021

Quarter of home care workers in Wales sought mental health help during pandemic, study finds

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health of domiciliary care workers in Wales has been revealed in the initial findings of a study led by Cardiff University. The…

20th December 2021

Bond Digital Health secures £1 million funding boost
Leading Wales-based medtech firm Bond Digital Health has secured a further £1 million cash injection to support its plans for growth.

17th December 2021

Rutherford Health Secures Loan Agreement

Rutherford Health, an operator of cancer treatment centres, has received commitments for £10m of new funding. Schroder UK Public Private Trust plc (SUPPT) has engaged with certain other shareholders in…

16th December 2021

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital launch market-leading Pathpoint® platform for their patient management, referral triage and PROMs

‘Leading Orthopaedic Care, Together’ Open Medical Ltd is delighted to announce an exciting new launch of their Pathpoint® platform at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH). This launch…

14th December 2021

Public Health Wales uses Seegene assay to discriminate Omicron and Delta

Public Health Wales is using Seegene’s Allplex SARS-CoV-2/Flu A/Flu B/RSV Assay and Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Variant Assay to help with the nation’s fight against SARS-CoV-2.  Seegene’s Allplex SARS-CoV-2 Master Assay is a new…

14th December 2021

College-Health Board Partnership Training Next Generation of North Wales Nurses

The future of North Wales nursing is in good health following the development of an innovative partnership between Coleg Cambria and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Sixteen learners from the…

10th December 2021

Research into the health and wellbeing of young people takes centre stage at Evidence into Practice Symposium

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on young people across Wales, affecting their education, health and wellbeing. Research aiming to improve the lives of young people was the…

9th December 2021

Wales to play major role in UK-wide antiviral study into new treatments for COVID-19

People in Wales at increased risk of severe COVID-19 could take part in UK-wide study investigating how antiviral tablets, taken at home, can help reduce the severity of the virus, speed up recovery and avoid the…

8th December 2021

USW Launches Academy to Drive Healthcare Transformation 

The University of South Wales (USW) has launched a Digital Transformation Intensive Learning Academy to develop leaders in health and social care to deliver more effective and efficient services to…

8th December 2021

Glucose Republic Raises £500,000 Investment Round to Build the First App Focused on the Impact of Food

Glucose Republic (GR) today has raised a £500,000 investment round from leading equity investors Deepbridge Capital and the Development Bank of Wales, to build the world’s first system focused on…

7th December 2021

First plant-derived Covid vaccine trial studied in Wales found to be 75.3% effective for human use

Welsh volunteers were one of the first in the world to receive the Medicago Covid-19 vaccine (CoVLP) which has been found to be 75.3% effective against COVID-19 of any severity…

7th December 2021

Harvey Appointed As Chair of Development Bank-Backed Firm

Cardiff Airport chair Wayne Harvey has been appointed to the same role at a Development Bank of Wales-backed transport logistics specialist. Freight Logistics Solutions is currently experiencing a time of unprecedented…

7th December 2021

MediWales Awards 2021 Photographs
Check out the photographs from the sixteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, held on the 2nd of December. The Innovation Awards celebrate success stories in the life science and health technology sector.

7th December 2021

Swansea clinical psychologist wins award for Outstanding Contribution to Research Delivery

Dr Zoe Fisher, consultant clinical psychologist from Swansea Bay University Health Board, has won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Research Delivery at the Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA) Cymru 2021. The AHA…

6th December 2021

New updates to UK amendment tool

The Health Research Authority and the devolved administrations have updated the UK amendment tool in line with existing guidance for changes to the Investigator Brochure (IB). The latest version of…

5th December 2021

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…

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