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Nissan Recalls Nearly 1 Million Cars for Air Bag Software Fix

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The South Coast Regional Wrap

If you missed the Brekkie Blog this morning, here's a quick recap!



How Robbie's tragic death could stop doctors telling lies to cover up their mistakes

Will Powell, 60, from Swansea, watched 10-year-old son Robbie die at age 36, and has since been campaign to make cover-ups impossible.



Welsh Ambulance Service recognised for its commitment to flu reduction - Llanelli Star

Welsh Ambulance Service recognised for its commitment to flu reduction - Llanelli Star

Ruth Warden from NHS Employers (from left), Giuliana Christmas, the Trust's Occupational Health Lead, Emergency Medical Technician Gavin Pickett, Liam Crowther from the Trust's Quality and Nursing Directorate, Aileen Evans, Assistant



Setting the Record Straight - Huffington Post UK

Setting the Record Straight - Huffington Post UK

In my speech on Saturday, I set the record straight on the National Health Service and our other public services in Wales. There has been a concerted campaign in recent weeks from the Conservative Party in London to talk Wales down - not just



Health watchdog says concerns remain about care at Aneurin Bevan University ... - WalesOnline

Health watchdog says concerns remain about care at Aneurin Bevan University ... - WalesOnline

A number of concerns remain about aspects of care at a South Wales health board following the death of a young woman, the health watchdog has said. In a report into the arrangements put in place in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board following



NHS made 'significant improvements' against number of performance targets in ... - WalesOnline

NHS made 'significant improvements' against number of performance targets in ... - WalesOnline

His comments follow those of outgoing NHS Wales chief executive, David Sissling, who said the health service managed the challenges of the winter period in a much better way than the previous year. He said: “I think it's to the credit as a



New Year honours 2014 in charts

Women outnumber men for the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917. Find out how it breaks down by type of honour, sector and gender New Year honours 2014: the (very long) list The New Year honours list has been



An Evidence Information Service for UK politicians – Q&A

Following the launch of a national consultation exercise on a parliamentary Evidence Information Service, its founders address some likely questions and concerns We aim to put research evidence on tap for UK politicians Will the Evidence Information



Housing providers are well placed to spot domestic violence – so why don't they?

One housing association substantially increased the number of reports of domestic violence it received by making a few small steps. Here's how others can follow suit Today is the United Nations' international day for the elimination of



David Cameron at PMQs: Politics live blog

Andrew Sparrow 's rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including David Cameron and Ed Miliband at PMQs Andrew Sparrow



Today in healthcare: Wednesday 27 November

News, comment, blogposts and tweets across the sector Clare Horton Claire Burke Helen Crane



Wales' public toilet help 'to be made law' - BBC News

Wales' public toilet help 'to be made law' - BBC News

In March 2012 the assembly's health and social care committee published a report which claimed there was a "strong public health case for better public toilet provision". AMs heard evidence that often public toilets were difficult to



Welsh Govt investment to help deprived communities - ITV News

Welsh Govt investment to help deprived communities - ITV News

... Flying Start that supports children have the right start in life. It provides eligible parents free quality childcare for children under the age of four, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and help with their children's



New register for tattoo and cosmetic piercing industry expected as part of ... - WalesOnline

New register for tattoo and cosmetic piercing industry expected as part of ... - WalesOnline

The proposals also follow a move by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) in Wales to introduce a scores on the doors-style system for tattoo parlours to assist people considering having a tattoo to make a safe choice. Julie Barratt



Special report: Is Wales really falling behind England? - WalesOnline

Special report: Is Wales really falling behind England? - WalesOnline

A failing airport nationalised, school league tables abandoned to trade union barons who don't want a light shone on their own under-performance, and a health service where party apparatchiks put dogma before patient safety. This is what 15



'End austerity now': Poll reveals Wales ready to reject Government spending cuts - WalesOnline

'End austerity now': Poll reveals Wales ready to reject Government spending cuts - WalesOnline

... the impact these are having on jobs and services. “Plaid Cymru has maintained from the beginning of the recession that we would seek to protect the most vulnerable people in society, while also ensuring the sustainable and healthy recovery of



Concerns over Welsh NHS resurface at the Labour Party conference in Wales - Mirror.co.uk

Concerns over Welsh NHS resurface at the Labour Party conference in Wales - Mirror.co.uk

In recent months the British parliament has levelled a series of accusations at the Welsh health service, with claims that welsh patients have been 'fleeing' across the border to England. Ann Clwyd – MP for Cynon Valley – brought



Jeremy Hunt promises revolution in care for dementia sufferers - Telegraph

Health Secretary says Britain's elderly will witness a revolution in dementia care, with those suspected of suffering from the condition given a diagnosis within six weeks, rather than six months. Jeremy Hunt promises revolution in care for


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Broken hip recovery rate on the rise at Princess of Wales Hospital

Elderly patients taken to Princess of Wales Hospital with broken hips after a fall now have a better chance than ever of going on to make a full recovery.

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Keep cool during hot weather

As the temperatures rise, Wales’ Chief Medical Officer is reminding everyone to keep safe in the sun.  

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Give a bit of love back to your heart this Healthy Wednesday

Keeping your heart healthy, whatever your age, is the most important thing you can do to help prevent and manage heart disease.  

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Ambulance response times slower across Gwent - Free Press Series

Ambulance response times slower across Gwent - Free Press Series

The figures were a slight improvement on those for December 2012, and a Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust spokesman said the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had “experienced increased pressure in December with unpredictable and

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Few injuries suffered sliding down the banisters of life banister of life

SLIDING down the staircase handrail was one of the simple joys of living at home when I was a kid.

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New website is another step towards a transparent NHS

A new website giving patients easily accessible information on NHS performance was launched today by the Welsh Government.  

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Review of the advisory structure for health in Wales

Today, Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford launched a three month call for evidence in order to review the current advisory structure of health bodies in Wales to see how to make the system more efficient, effective and

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Praise for Gwent NHS linen tagging system - South Wales Argus

Praise for Gwent NHS linen tagging system - South Wales Argus

The board's laundry service, Greenvale, based at the former Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital site near Cwmbran, serves Gwent hospitals and also has contracts with Cardiff and Vale, and Powys Health Boards, Velindre NHS Trust, and smaller contracts in

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Paralympic dream for six-year-old Ollie - if he can get the right prosthetic - WalesOnline
The stuntman, who has set two world records for quad bike jumping, met Ollie while performing at ...

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

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WRVS coffee shop in Morriston Hospital to be replaced with a larger shop - Southwales Evening Post
A spokesman for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) said: "“The new ...

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Cardiff hospital daffodil mural to be replaced - WalesOnline
In recent years, the daffodil had weathered so Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, working ...

Cwm Taf Health Board

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Idea to close dementia ward at Pontypridd hospital devastates families - WalesOnline
There are currently two wards providing specialist dementia care for older people in the Cwm Taf ...

Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board

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New Year's Honours - full Wales list - ITV News
Professor Susan Ellen Bale, of Magor, Monmouthshire - assistant nurse director, research and ...