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Warning to public that 'prescription' sedatives sold online carry serious health risks

The WEDINOS Annual Report for 2020-21, published by Public Health Wales, has identified that substitutions in the illicit sales of the sedative Diazepam remains alarmingly high, with 57.3 percent of samples submitted not containing any diazepam at all. 

Public urged to stay hydrated after drought declared across South and Mid Wales

Following the driest five-month period in more than 40 years, Natural Resources Wales have extended the drought warning announced earlier this month for Pembrokeshire and parts of Carmarthenshire, to cover all of South and Mid Wales

Cancer survival statistics updated for Wales

The latest Cancer Survival in Wales statistics published today by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) at Public Health Wales covering the period 2002-2019 shows a mixed picture. 

Health on the high street - Public Health Wales opens first high street screening centre.

Public Health Wales’ has opened its doors to the first screening centre of its kind on a high street in Wales. 

Public Health Wales urges people to take care in the very hot weather

Experts at Public Health Wales are warning people to take extra care in the very hot weather that is forecast over the next few days.  Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-thirties by Saturday in some parts of Wales. 

Levels of happiness increasing now pandemic recovery underway

A public engagement survey by Public Health Wales has revealed that while people’s mental health, happiness and anxiety were hit hardest during winter 20/21, 70 per cent of those surveyed reported feeling happy by March 2022. 

Minister for Health and Social Services appoints new Non-Executive Director to Public Health Wales Board

A new Non-Executive Director (NED) has been appointed to the Public Health Wales Board by the Minister for Health and Social Services.

Community testing and treatment key to global hep c elimination efforts

Testing and treating patients for hepatitis c when they receive methadone treatment could be the key to meeting the global target of eliminating the disease by 2030

NHS Wales Safeguarding Network ensures vulnerable people safeguarded during challenging period

The network sets out the valuable work they do to act as a crucial resource in keeping children and vulnerable adults safe across Wales.  

Mental health and wellbeing a priority for nursing and midwifery profession

Findings from Public Health Wales’ new report highlights the detrimental impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of nurses and midwives in Wales.