2nd July 2024

Wales as a ‘Petri Dish’ for Life Sciences Firms

Wales creates a ‘great petri dish’ for growing early-stage life sciences companies and could lead the way. Dr Luke Burke, co-founder and CEO of Swansea-based Corryn Biotechnologies, says he believes…

1st July 2024

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board appoints new Executive Medical, Life Science and Precision Medicine Director

We are delighted to formally announce the appointment of Dr David Fluck as the new Executive Medical Director. Following a robust process, David was chosen unanimously by the panel as…

27th June 2024

Partnership working announced with Centre for Research Equity

Health and Care Research Wales is developing a partnership with the Centre for Research Equity as part of its wider programme to increase diversity and inclusion in research. Led by…

27th June 2024

New Swansea Bay cancer research centre boosts Wales’ oncology capabilities

Our National Director of Support and Delivery, Dr Nicola Williams, has hailed the launch of a new clinical suite at Swansea’s Singleton Hospital which will carry out a range of oncology…

27th June 2024

Faculty: How clinician Helen Munro is shaping women’s health policies in Wales

Meet Dr Helen Munro, an esteemed consultant specialising in sexual and reproductive care, based at Hywel Dda University Health Board, whose research contributions are improving healthcare policy and practice in…

24th June 2024

Hospital tool for identifying unwell children ineffective in general practice

Researchers at the Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME Centre Wales), funded by Health and Care Research Wales, have found that a major clinical tool used in hospitals, is…

20th June 2024

A year on as an ENRICH Cymru Research Facilitator

Leanne Brake started her role as an ENRICH Cymru Research Facilitator in June 2023 and since then, she has helped the team recruit five more care homes to the network, built great…

19th June 2024

Continuing Healthcare in Wales: The Key Issues

The NHS in Wales is currently facing unprecedented challenges, with a surge in red (immediately life-threatening) calls to 999, a significant number of patients who are medically fit for discharge…

14th June 2024

Paperless clinic and kits to reduce medicine waste winners at NHS awards

Healthcare professionals have been awarded for their successes in making NHS services more environmentally friendly at the Welsh Sustainability awards 2024. The Chief Nursing Officer’s Sustainability in Nursing and Midwifery…

12th June 2024

New funding to help pioneering brain tumour research in Wales

A new brain tumour research fund has been set up to bring together academic and clinical leaders to foster a thriving brain tumour research community in Wales. Dr James Powell,…

10th June 2024

Gwent resident urges people to get checked for diabetes after turning his life around amid Type 2 diabetes diagnosis

There are currently 44,000 people living with diabetes in Gwent and many more people at risk of developing diabetes in the future. Type 1 diabetes often presents rapidly over days…

7th June 2024

Biotech Firm Developing ‘Revolutionary’ Diagnostic Tests

A Cardiff biotech firm is at the forefront of an innovative diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis. Immunoserv is performing clinical validation studies which build on the success it achieved with…

7th June 2024

Written Statement: 2023-24 pay award offers to junior doctors, SAS doctors and consultants to stop the strikes

First Minister, Vaughan Gething MS Eluned Morgan MS, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care We have today made a formal pay award offer to each of the three BMA…

7th June 2024

Written Statement: Social Care Workforce Delivery Plan 2024-27

Dawn Bowden MS, Minister for Social Care I am pleased to publish the Social Care Workforce Delivery Plan 2024-27. This builds on the work already begun as part of A Healthier Wales:…

6th June 2024

Written Statement: Donation to the Velindre University NHS Trust Charity

Eluned Morgan MS, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care During the 2023-24 financial year, Velindre University NHS Trust received £7.35m in income generated from a commercial trial led by…

4th June 2024

Cystic fibrosis research empowers Sophie to conquer Atlantic rowing challenge

A brave cystic fibrosis patient from Haverfordwest who has been under the care of a specialist research team for more than a decade is defying the odds by rowing across…

31st May 2024

Cancer Research UK awards 5 year funding for the Lead Cancer Research Nurse for Wales

Wales is to receive a share of £5.9m to help cancer patients receive ground-breaking new cancer medicines, it was revealed today. The investment by Cancer Research UK will fund a UK-wide network of…

30th May 2024

Life Sciences Plant Will Support Global Drug Development

A multi-million-pound life sciences facility which manufactures organoids is putting Cardiff at the heart of a global first for innovations around drug discovery. Molecular Devices is the only company to…

23rd May 2024

First in Wales Arts and Health Charter launched by Hywel Dda UHB

Hywel Dda University Health Board has officially launched its Arts and Health Charter, a promise to the public to integrate arts into the work of the health board. The Charter is…

22nd May 2024

Welsh researchers in pioneering Virtual Reality study to support people living with anxiety

The research team at Health and Care Research Wales’ Centre for Trials Research, hosted by Cardiff University, has been awarded nearly £250,000 from Innovate UK to research new approaches to help with people’s…

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