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NHS staff in Wales, including nurses and midwives, have agreed a new three year pay deal worth 6.5%. The agreement matches one announced in England earlier this year, and goes beyond in some areas, said the Welsh government. Pay bands will be restructured to include higher starting rates and there…
A former Plaid Cymru politician has been charged with making indecent images of children. Simon Thomas, 54, quit the party and his role as an Assembly Member after he was arrested in July. Thomas was MP for Ceredigion between 2000 and 2005, before joining the National Assembly for Wales to…
An initiative to reduce the risk of childhood sexual exploitation, a culture-change programme to improve the lives of older people in care homes and a project which had led to a significant reduction in the number of children being taken into care are among the winners of the 2018 Accolades.…
A new initiative to halt the development of a life threatening infection in older people with mental health problems has been launched at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. To mark World Sepsis Day on Thursday, new medical boxes have been introduced on the Maelor Hospital’s Heddfan Older Person’s Mental Health Unit, which…
A man has been arrested after a missing teenage girl was found by police. Naomi Rees, 15, was hunted by officers across the UK after she went missing from her home in South Wales four weeks ago. The schoolgirl was finally found on Tuesday night in Solihull, West Midlands, and…
A groundbreaking trial to prevent and manage Type 1 diabetes has been launched by a health board. Doctors hope a new drug will help regrow lost insulin-producing cells in the bodies of patients suffering from the chronic disease. The Clinical Research Facility at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have…
A former Swansea social worker has been given an admonishment for three years after a hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired because of his misconduct. Fraser Scott was accused of failing to fully investigate bruising on a young person in care following an incident in October 2015. At…
Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services in Wales, has announced the re-appointment of Caroline Phipps as Chair of the Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse. She has been re-appointed as Chair of the Panel from 14 August 2018 to 13 August 2019. The Panel’s remit is to advise…
Each year around 800,000 people across the world take their own lives, leading to a huge impact on family, the community and health professionals. Unfortunately it is not easy to identify those at risk of suicide. A large number of variables and complex interactions mean only a trained clinician can…
A project where carers open their homes to vulnerable people, a scheme to cut the risk of sexual exploitation of young people and a community garden initiative bringing together residents with dementia and marginalised groups are among the finalists in the running for the 2018 Welsh Accolades awards. The biennial…
Sexual health chiefs from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) are urging people to play safe after a fivefold rise in diagnosed cases of syphilis across South West Wales. The proliferation of online dating sites and apps is believed to be one of the main reasons for the increase.…
Social Care Wales has announced tickets are now available for the learning zone sessions at Wales’s first National Social Care Conference, which takes place on 11-13 September 2018 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The learning zone, which is running in parallel to the main…
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