22nd April 2024

Navigating the Future of R&D tax credits: An Introduction to the New Merged Scheme and R&D Intensive SME Relief

The introduction of the new merged scheme and the R&D intensive SME relief marks a significant shift in the landscape of R&D tax incentives. The new merged scheme, coming into…

22nd April 2024

Understanding the New Pre-Notification Rule for R&D Tax Credits

The new pre-notification requirement for R&D tax credits is a pivotal update that necessitates early action from companies planning to claim R&D tax credits. Pre-notification involves informing HMRC about your…

22nd April 2024

Public appointment: Social Care Wales

The board of Social Care Wales has made 11 new appointments with one tranche starting in 2024 and another in 2025. Successful candidate name and organisation Social Care Wales board…

22nd April 2024

National Office for Care and Support formally launched

The Minister for Social Care Dawn Bowden has welcomed the launch of the new National Office for Care and Support, which marks another important step towards a National Care Service…

19th April 2024

Referrals milestone for NHS Wales’ digital mental health service

NHS Wales’ online mental health support service has hit 30,000 referrals since piloting six years ago. The free service – powered by digital mental health platform SilverCloud – was successfully…

18th April 2024

Cabinet Secretary response to latest NHS Wales performance data – February and March 2024

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Eluned Morgan said: Despite significant demand on our NHS and some disruption from industrial action NHS staff have worked tirelessly to deliver high-quality…

12th April 2024

Vital funding to support Welsh hospices

Health Secretary Eluned Morgan has today announced Welsh hospices will receive £4m in government funding to continue their vital work. The funding will ensure people across Wales continue to receive…

11th April 2024

Doctors to Enter Pay Negotiations with the Welsh Government

BMA Cymru Wales has suspended forthcoming industrial action for Consultants and SAS doctors following a constructive meeting with the Welsh government to resolve its pay disputes. As a result of…

10th April 2024

Digital Pharmacy System Helps Free up Nearly 26,000 GP Appointments Across Wales in One Month

Nearly 26,000 GP appointments were freed up in February alone thanks to a digital system that’s available to all pharmacies across Wales. The Common Ailments Service supports community pharmacies to…

10th April 2024

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board light it blue for Parkinson’s awareness

The 11th April is recognised each year as World Parkinson’s Day. To support the occasion and Parkinson’s UK’s ‘Light it Blue’ campaign, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are lighting…

8th April 2024

Health Technology Growth in Wales: A Dynamic Evolution

Wales is strategically nurturing the growth and ambition of its life sciences sector, experiencing a surge in investments for med-tech companies. With essential financial support in the form of equity…

5th April 2024

“How ENRICH Cymru brought my social care research idea to life”

Professor Andrew Carson-Stevens is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of patient safety and healthcare quality measurement and has worked extensively with the World Health Organization to progress the…

5th April 2024

Update to the Organisation Information Documents for NHS organisations participating in research

The two Organisation Information Document templates for non-commercial sponsors, NHS/HSC R&D offices, NHS/HSC contract managers, which relate to regulatory approval processes and study set up, have been updated: The main template is…

4th April 2024

Welsh Ambulance Service awarded University Trust status for its dedication to research development

The sought-after status has been granted by Welsh Government in recognition of the Trust’s commitment to drive research and innovation and to develop its current and future workforce. From 1…

2nd April 2024

Health and Care Research Wales announces latest round of personal awards

Health and Care Research Wales is pleased to announce the recipients of our latest personal awards to support individuals to advance their careers as researchers and improve health and social…

28th March 2024

Welsh Secretary Commends Growth of Medical Device Specialists

Welsh Secretary David TC Davies has commended IQ Endoscopes for the clear progress it is making on its ambitious growth journey and the value it is bringing to the local…

26th March 2024

Over a Third of Medical Students Plan to Leave Wales After They Graduate

A BMA Cymru Wales survey of medical students has revealed that 39% plan to leave Wales after graduation to start their medical careers elsewhere with better pay and working conditions…

25th March 2024

How brave bowel cancer survivor Julie is helping to move research forwards

Following successful treatment for stage three bowel cancer 10 years ago, Julie Hepburn, a member of the Health and Care Research Wales Public Involvement community, told how she is continuing…

25th March 2024

NHS Wales Contract Win Allows Cancer Survivor to Support Those Battling Hair Loss

A breast cancer survivor is offering a hair replacement service via NHS Wales prescription thanks to support from Business Wales. Anastasia Cameron, a multi-award winning stylist from Rhoose, founded Scarlett…

25th March 2024

Health Technology Wales guidance on liposuction for the treatment of chronic lymphoedema

Health Technology Wales has published new guidance on the use of liposuction for the treatment of chronic lymphoedema. Lymphoedema is a condition where fluid builds up in the limbs and…

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