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Vaccination encouraged, as flu expected to be a major public health issue in Wales this winter

Public Health experts are expecting a significant flu season this winter for the first time since the pandemic. There are concerns that it may start earlier this year and affect more people. 

Welsh public survey reveals perceived harmful impacts of climate change on mental health and cost of living

A national public survey conducted by Public Health Wales has revealed that over three quarters of residents in Wales believe that climate change will damage mental health and increase the costs of heating a home and buying food.  

Leaving the EU has changed the way in which Wales collaborates on global infectious disease preparedness, prevention and response

The Coronavirus pandemic has pushed infectious diseases to the top of government agendas around the world and has substantially influenced how the UK, and therefore Wales collaborates with international partners on infectious diseases, concludes a report from Public Health Wales.  

Our statement on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

“On behalf of ourselves and Public Health Wales, we express our deep sorrow and sense of real sadness and loss at the news that HM Queen Elizabeth has died.

Evaluation finds Hospital-Based Intervention Effective in Supporting Patients with Violence-Related Injuries

An evaluation of a hospital-based service unique to Wales has found it to be effective in providing increased support for vulnerable patients attending hospital with violence related injuries.

Talking Improvement, a brand new podcast from Improvement Cymru

Improvement Cymru are delighted to launch a brand new podcast series, Talking Improvement, a safe space to talk all things improvement

Understanding Social Prescribing synergies key to improving health and wellbeing for all

A new report published by the Primary Care Division, Public Health Wales, highlights the distinctions and synergies between, physical and mental health services, wellbeing activities and community assets; and social prescribing.

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.