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Public Health Wales continues to advocate for urgent action on air monitoring

Public Health Wales recognise that local people are very concerned about the odours around the landfill site at Withyhedge. We continue to call for improved air quality data to be provided, to allow us to make a health risk assessment of the site. This is in addition to our original recommendation that urgent action was taken to address the source of the odours.

First all-Wales Child Measurement Programme results since pandemic

Public Health Wales has released its most recent Child Measurement Programme official statistics which cover the period 2022-23. 

Home testing and treatment for blood borne viruses available in Wales

As the Infected Blood Inquiry report is published, we would like to remind people that there is a free home testing service in Wales that you can use to test for blood borne viruses.

Blood test in pregnancy means fewer anti-D injections required

Around 2,000 fewer women in Wales will need to have an anti-D injection during their pregnancy, thanks to a new cell-free fetal DNA testing programme being launched today. 

Study reveals mixed evidence on prehabilitation interventions for surgical waiting lists

A Public Health Wales study exploring prehabilitation interventions has identified that more research is needed to fully understand their effectiveness for improving patients’ health whilst waiting for surgery.  

Public Health Wales unveils research priorities

Public Health Wales has announced that it will focus its research onto six priority areas, to coincide with the long term strategy and Research and Evaluation strategy it launched last year. 

Public Health Wales welcomes five-year plan to combat antimicrobial resistance

Public health experts have welcomed the publication of a new five-year National Action Plan to combat antimicrobial resistance. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences can affect people's ability to cope with challenges of cost of living crisis

New research from Public Health Wales and Bangor University, published today in BMJ Open [LINK], shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect people’s perceptions of their ability to cope during the cost of living crisis. 

Childhood adversity linked to how we engage with healthcare services

New research by Bangor University and Public Health Wales has found that adults who suffered childhood adversities such as child maltreatment or living in a home with domestic violence, report lower engagement with healthcare services.  

First evidence of measles spreading in the community, as cases rise in Gwent outbreak.

Public health officials believe that measles is spreading in the community in Gwent with 9 cases of measles now confirmed. Public Health Wales is urging parents and carers to ensure that their children are fully vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine to avoid catching measles.