John Boulton appointed as NHS Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety/Director of 1000 Lives

His appointment will take effect from 1 September 2019.

Number of smokers accessing free NHS quit support increases by a third

A record breaking 15,599 smokers in Wales used free NHS Help Me Quit services in 2018-19 – signalling the fourth consecutive year of growth and an increase of 3,672 smokers from five years ago (31 per cent).

How Public Health Wales helps to protect our environment

The Wales Environmental Public Health Service has published its sixth annual review.

Have your say on our Strategic Equality Objectives

As a public health institution, we aim to embody inclusivity in all aspects of the work we deliver for the people of Wales. 

UK loses WHO measles elimination status, but cases remain low in Wales

Where there have been small outbreaks of measles these have been due to imported disease in each of the last three years.

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Drug misuse deaths in Wales in 2018

There were a total of 208 drug misuse deaths registered in 2018.

Healthy schools win 23 National Quality Awards in 2018-19

Congratulations to the 23 schools in Wales who received the National Quality Award for health and wellbeing over the 2018-19 academic year. 

Inaugural sexual health in prisons workshop

The Health Protection team held its first ever workshop on sexual health provision in Welsh prisons last month. 

Healthy Hajj: Pilgrims urged to be aware of MERS-CoV

Public Health Wales is urging Hajj pilgrims to be aware of and take precautions against catching MERS-CoV, sometimes also referred to as ‘camel flu’. 

Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee papers published

The next Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 August 2019.