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Three quarters of all alcohol consumed in Wales is drunk by less than a quarter of the adult population who are hazardous or harmful drinkers and spend up to £2,882 per year on booze, research has revealed. A report looking into the potential impact of minimum unit pricing and taxation…
Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has launched a new innovative action plan which aims to ensure people with dementia can live as independently as possible in their communities. The Dementia Action Plan aims to create new ways of caring, training and increasing the number of support workers, increasing rates of…
An additional £10m is being made available to local authorities in Wales to enable social services to support people in their homes and communities, Health and Social Services Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced. The Cabinet Secretary made the announcement ahead of a statement in the Assembly earlier today, in which…
Theresa May has been rebuked by the UK's official statistician over her criticism of the performance of the NHS in Wales. Mrs May went on the attack during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons last month with figures apparently showing that more than seven times as many patients…
A residential child care worker from Merthyr Tydfil has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. Barrie John Gilby was accused of failing to follow a child’s care plan by allowing unsupervised contact between the child…
Wales has become the first country in the UK to introduce a nationwide ban on the intimate piercing of under-18s. The law, which comes into force on Thursday, makes it an offence for piercing practitioners to arrange or carry out an intimate piercing on anyone aged under 18. There are…
An innovative programme run by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is using the natural environment of the Snowdonia National Park to support people with complex mental health problems. The regular art therapy sessions held in the grounds of Moel y Ci Farm in the foothills of Snowdonia have been credited with…
NHS computer systems in Wales have been restored after a technical glitch left many staff unable to access them on Wednesday. The problem affected two data centres, according to the county's department of health. They added that there were no data security issues during the outage. The British Medical Association…
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