News

14 June 2019
Putting health and wellbeing at the core of the new Welsh education curriculum

Staff from Public Health Wales’ Health Improvement Team recently hosted an event to introduce the New Curriculum for Wales 2022.

14 June 2019
Evidence provided to House of Commons inquiry on drugs policy

Head of Substance Misuse Programme at Public Health Wales, Josie Smith, has given evidence to a House of Commons inquiry in Westminster.

07 June 2019
Update on TB Community Screening Exercise in Llwynhendy – Friday 7 June 2019

The tuberculosis (TB) community screening exercise in Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire being run by Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board has now ended.

06 June 2019
Learn more about us at our AGM

Join us at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 25 July 2019 in Newport.

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06 June 2019
Update on TB Community Screening Exercise in Llwynhendy – Wednesday 5 June 2019

Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board are holding an additional tuberculosis (TB) screening session in Llwynhendy this week to meet high public demand for testing as part of a community screening exercise. 

31 May 2019
Every lung counts...this World No Tobacco Day, and every day

Smokers in Wales are being encouraged to start a quit attempt this World No Tobacco Day (31st May), to improve their lung health and the health of those around them.

30 May 2019
TB Community Screening Exercise in Llwynhendy

People in the Llwynhendy area in Carmarthenshire who may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) are being urged to attend a TB community screening exercise run by Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board.

29 May 2019
Third of people in Wales use digital technology to self-diagnose – new report
28 May 2019
Welsh Public Health Conference 2019

Dates announced and call for abstracts now open.

24 May 2019
Agenda and papers published for Board meeting on Thursday 30 May 2019

Public Health Wales Board Papers 30 May 2019

20 May 2019
Have your say on the draft Curriculum for Wales 2022

Invitation to stakeholder workshop event for the Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience (AoLE) of the draft Curriculum for Wales 2022.

13 May 2019
Responding to adverse childhood experiences - An evidence review

Individuals who have experienced four or more ACEs, are at higher risk of suffering the detrimental effects associated with ACEs.

01 May 2019
Preventing violent extremism needs a public health approach

More needs to be done to understand the journey that leads individuals to commit acts of violent extremism.

 

29 April 2019
More than eight in ten men in prison suffered childhood adversity

Childhood adversity linked to more times in prison, violent offending and a history of time in youth offender institutions

25 April 2019
Public Health Wales supports Cardiff Healthy Travel Charter

We have signed the newly developed Healthy Travel Charter.

09 April 2019
Public Health Wales prepares for Brexit

Public Health Wales has established a programme of work to ensure business continuity following Brexit, particularly in the event of a “no-deal” scenario.

09 April 2019
Journal article sets out new approach to local air quality management

Public Health Wales’s Environmental Public Health Team has published new research to enhance local air quality management policy and action in Wales.

09 April 2019
Public Health Wales supports Nursing Now campaign

Public Health Wales is playing a key role in the rollout of the Nursing Now Cymru Wales campaign, which was officially launched at an event in Cardiff on 29 March.

04 April 2019
Sanctuary seekers and health professionals in Wales call for accessible health and wellbeing services for all – new report

People seeking sanctuary, including refugees and asylum seekers, are struggling to access health and wellbeing services in Wales, according to a new Public Health Wales and Swansea University report.

04 April 2019
Public Health Outcomes Framework – indicator refresh and health board boundary changes

The Public Health Wales Observatory has released its latest refresh of the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) tool.

04 April 2019
Last chance to register your place to attend the 16th Welsh Immunisation Conference

Registration closes this week and only a few places remain.

04 April 2019
New Public Health Wales directorates formally established from today

Two new directorates of Public Health Wales are formally up and running from today (1 April).

04 April 2019
Public support for asking about traumatic childhood experiences in general practice, suggests initial study

Almost nine out of 10 patients (87 per cent) who provided feedback following a new pilot initiative said a GP surgery is a suitable place to be asked about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

28 March 2019
Welsh leaders agree priority areas for preventative action

Leaders from across the whole of the public sector came together alongside third sector partners at a seminal event to agree a way forward on priority areas for action to prevent ill health.

03 February 2019
January 2019 Board Meeting

A Public Board meeting of Public Health Wales will be held on Thursday 24 January 2019 at 9:30am, in Room 3.7, 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff.

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30 January 2019
Talking to mothers about their adverse childhood experiences

A new ground-breaking local initiative delivered in Anglesey by the Betsi Cadwaladr UHB, has seen health visitors routinely asking new mothers about the Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs they suffered as children

29 January 2019
True cost of gambling underestimated, say new publications

The current focus on individual ‘problem gamblers’ fails to take into account the full health and social cost of gambling because it overlooks the wider impact on families, friends and communities, according to new work published today.

21 January 2019
New National Report examines how Brexit may affect health and well-being of people across Wales

Published today by Public Health Wales, the Health Impact Assessment of Brexit examines the potential effects of Brexit on the short, medium and long-term health of people living in Wales.

17 January 2019
Cervical Screening Wales writes to women affected by out of date sample pot issue

Cervical Screening Wales has written to 369 women to advise them of an issue identified by the screening programme.

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26 November 2018
Change in cancer waiting times aims to improve outcomes

The Wales Cancer Network today welcomes a Welsh Government plan to implement a Single Cancer Pathway (SCP) in Wales.

20 November 2018
Cocaine-related hospital admissions on the rise in Wales

The number of cocaine-related hospital admissions has increased by 114% in the five years to 2017-18.

By Public Health Wales
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25 October 2018
Significant improvement in smear test result times

More than 140,000 women attended a smear test in Wales in 2017/18 according to a new report from Cervical Screening Wales.

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18 September 2018
New cervical screening test rolled out across Wales

From this week, all smear tests in Wales will look for the presence of high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which cause 99.8 per cent of cervical cancers.

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