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Inaugural Value Based Healthcare Conference held in Newport – ABUHB

The Health Board held its first Value Based Healthcare Conference – entitled ‘From Concept To Reality’ and a very successful event was enjoyed by staff and partners. Value Based Healthcare involves finance staff and clinicians working together to deliver the highest quality, sustainable NHS services for our patients. Delegates heard a series of talks on how the Health Board is achieving the outcomes that matter to people while being good stewards of the finite resources we have available and working together to do the right thing across the whole system.  Click here to learn more.

Health Board teams up with private sector to help Wrexham workers with Health and Wellbeing - BCUHB

The engagement team at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board teamed up with the Health and Safety Forum from Wrexham Industrial Estate to host an event to help businesses find out more about how they can support the health and wellbeing of their employees. The event held in the Redwither Building brought together organisations such as the NHS, Wrexham Council, Rowlands Pharmacy, CALL Helpline, Aura Leisure and Wrexham Bowel Cancer Support in one place so people who work on the estate could drop in and find out how to access information regarding various aspects of health and wellbeing. Read all about it here.

Enhanced supervision: new ways to promote safety and well-being in patients requiring one-to-one or cohort nursing – An article published in the RCN Nursing Management Review – CVUHB

The number of older people with multiple co-morbidities and cognitive impairment being admitted to hospital is increasing, and behavioural disturbances, such as confusion, agitation and delirium, are becoming commonplace. The need for nursing teams to manage the patients with such disturbances has led to the proliferation of one-to-one nursing or close observation, anecdotally known as ‘specialing’.  This article describes the implementation and outcomes of a new framework for providing enhanced supervision of patients in clinical wards run by the Cardiff. Click here to read the article.

New information pod launched at Prince Charles Hospital to support people with cancer - CTMUHB

People with cancer will now be able to access the advice and support they need, following the launch of a new Macmillan information pod at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr. Officially launched with the help of local celebrity Roy Noble OBE, the pod is part of a £250,000 investment into a new cancer information and support service for people affected by cancer in the Cwm Taf University Health Board area. To read more, please click here.

“Be Here Be Clear” is transforming speech, language and communication for young people in Powys

A new co-designed preventative programme addressing speech, language and communication (SLC) in the early years is helping to transform young lives in Powys in ways that can last a lifetime. Through the establishment of “Be Here Be Clear”, local partners have worked together to coach families in Adult-Child Interaction strategies that support early language development and positive behaviour management.

New audiology service is music to patients’ ears - SBUHB

A new way of seeing patients with ear and hearing problems, which frees up the valuable time of GPs, has been introduced to the Lower Swansea Valley. The new community audiology service will benefit patients from Clydach, Morriston and Llansamlet who are registered with the three general medical practices - Clydach Primary Care Centre, Llansamlet Surgery and Strawberry Place Surgery - within the Cwmtawe Cluster. The move is part of a wider Welsh Government led vision for transforming primary care across Wales in the 21st century which will see an emphasis on providing a range of quality health and social care services in the community.

Sensory Loss Service Improvement Initiatives - WAST

The Trust is extremely proud that 5 members of staff from across the Trust have passed their British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 qualification.  Colleagues have shown great personal commitment and dedication to improving the patient experiences for our deaf service users. The Trust is commitment to improving staff’s ability to communicate with deaf BSL users has been recognised by the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and we will be presenting a poster submission at the CNO Conference on May 8th.  At the CNO conference the Trust will also be facilitating a workshop on our ‘Learning Disability’ initiatives, including projects to produce easy read information.


Funding boost means UK first for pharmacist training programme in Wales - HEIW


National success for Hywel Dda Research team at the Support and Delivery Service Research Impact Awards 2019


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