Placing health equity at the heart of Coronavirus recovery for building a sustainable future for Wales

The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre at Public Health Wales has produced a series of animations to highlight its crucial work in addressing health inequalities in Wales.  Part of a global initiative, led jointly by the World Health Organization, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales, the World Health Equity Status Report initiative (WHESRi) places… Continue reading Placing health equity at the heart of Coronavirus recovery for building a sustainable future for Wales

Wales’ expanded flu programme extended by another year

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan has today confirmed Wales’ flu vaccination programme will once again be extended to include those aged 50 and over and secondary school children in academic years 7-11 (11-16 years old). This is the second year the programme has been extended, which means that more than 1.5m… Continue reading Wales’ expanded flu programme extended by another year

Rural communities face pivotal time of change as ‘Triple challenge’ impacts take effect

A new report published by Public Health Wales highlights how the combined influences of Brexit, Coronavirus and climate change will potentially see rural communities in Wales experience a time of great change, with both opportunities and negative impacts to navigate. Rural communities are impacted by the ‘Triple Challenge’ in a myriad of ways, details the… Continue reading Rural communities face pivotal time of change as ‘Triple challenge’ impacts take effect

March 2022: ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey results

The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales: During March, the majority of people said that they were continuing to use protective measures to reduce their risk of catching or spreading coronavirus. For example:   92 per cent said they would self-isolate… Continue reading March 2022: ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey results

Nearly four in ten cancer patients in Wales diagnosed in emergency settings

New research from the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) at Public Health Wales has revealed that nearly four in ten (37.4 per cent) of the eight types of cancer in the study are being diagnosed in emergency settings, such as in hospital A&E departments. The research shows that a higher proportion of patients… Continue reading Nearly four in ten cancer patients in Wales diagnosed in emergency settings

Suspected suicide information to be collected to prevent future tragedies

A new national monitoring system is being set up to collect information on suspected suicides as part of a wider approach to prevent future tragedies, the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Lynne Neagle has announced. The Real Time Suicide Surveillance (RTSS) is being launched in partnership with Public Health Wales, all welsh police… Continue reading Suspected suicide information to be collected to prevent future tragedies

Public Health Wales reminds public of medical advice on Coronavirus

Experts at Public Health Wales are reminding the public that although the legal requirement to self-isolate when testing positive for Coronavirus has changed, the medical advice to do so has not.  Mirroring the situation across the UK, cases in Wales are at a high level throughout the country, in all areas and age groups.   The… Continue reading Public Health Wales reminds public of medical advice on Coronavirus