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Sep 2nd
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Take arms firms out of the Big Bang Fair | @guardianletters

As engineers, health professionals, educationists and others who believe in the power of science and engineering as a force for good, we are writing to condemn the continued sponsorship of today's Big Bang Fair by BAE Systems and other arms





Experimental breast cancer drug to be trialled in lung cancer patients - HealthCanal.com

Experimental breast cancer drug to be trialled in lung cancer patients - HealthCanal.com

It is funded by Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca through a National Cancer Research Network initiative and is being co-ordinated by Cancer Research UK's Wales Cancer Trials Unit at Cardiff University and Velindre NHS Trust in Cardiff. On the



Clinical Trial Launched to Test Breast Cancer Drug Against Advanced Lung Cancer

A clinical trial using an experimental drug originally designed to treat breast cancer is being launched in the UK, for patients with advanced lung cancer. The drug, called olaparib, is a type of treatment called a PARP inhibitor and will be given to



Breast Cancer Drug Olaparib Trial Launched for Anti-Tumour Lung Cancer ... - International Business Times UK

Breast Cancer Drug Olaparib Trial Launched for Anti-Tumour Lung Cancer ... - International Business Times UK

It is being coordinated by Cancer Research UK's Wales Cancer Trials Unit at Cardiff University and Velindre NHS Trust in Cardiff. Patients will have chemotherapy first and those who respond will be then given olaparib or a placebo. The







Cancer support centre plan for Cardiff's Velindre site - BBC News

Cancer support centre plan for Cardiff's Velindre site - BBC News

Simon Dean, chief executive of Velindre NHS Trust, said the partnership would help it realise its vision of a "world-class cancer campus" which meets the individual needs of each patient. "Maggie's Centres are renowned for



Cancer charity plans to build new centre in Cardiff - WalesOnline

Cancer charity plans to build new centre in Cardiff - WalesOnline

Simon Dean, chief executive of Velindre NHS Trust, said: “I am very excited by the prospect of working closely with a range of partners to realise our vision of a world class cancer campus which meets the individual needs of each patient.



Doctor's artwork brightens surgical unit

Patients at Morriston Hospital’s Surgical Decision Making Unit are enjoying relaxing views of local sights, thanks to photos taken by one of the doctors.  



Flu is now circulating in Wales - it's not too late to get your flu jab

Recent figures have shown that the flu virus is circulating across parts of Europe including Wales. The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is urging everyone especially those in ‘at risk’ groups, to ensure they are protected. 



Welsh Government aims to tackle impact of substance misuse

Tackling the harms associated with substance misuse continues to be a key priority for the Welsh Government, Health Minister, Mark Drakeford today explained in a conference to 150 key stakeholders in Swansea.



Staff and patients support World Kidney Day across Swansea

Patients and staff from the renal unit at Morriston Hospital are taking part in a number of events to celebrate World Kidney Day on Thursday 13th March.



Join the journeys of our Country Midwives

They are already loved by countless families across Carmarthenshire and this week the rest of Wales will meet Nan Duncan, Caren Thomas, Sian Maynard, Anwen Evans and Lyn Smith-Hurley, the stars of BBC One Wales’ brand new programme The Country



Renal nurses in Sainsbury's to highlight World Kidney Day

Nurses from the Renal and Diabetic unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital will be in Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wrexham to promote World Kidney Day on 13th March.



Patient praises community mental health service

Patient Claire Davies is singing the praises of a community mental health service helping her overcome a severe phobia of blood and injuries.  



New service for cancer patients starts at Singleton Hospital

A pilot service for cancer patients admitted as emergencies into Singleton Hospital will be launched this month. 



Blaenavon Primary Care Resource Centre.....

Building work is well underway on the new Blaenavon Primary Care Resource Centre. View further details about progress on the new Blaenavon Primary Care Resource Centre page.



Velindre Palliative Care project wins award at NICE National Shared learning event

A Palliative Care project developed at Velindre Cancer Centre will be showcased at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) ‘Shared Learning Awards’ this year.  



NWSSP staff shortlisted for Welsh National Procurement Awards

Nic Cowley, Emma Ash and Thomas Dumbleton of NWSSP Procurement Services have been shortlisted for individual recognition at the upcoming Welsh National Procurement Awards.  


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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
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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 ...

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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 ...