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OFFICIAL STATISTICS: Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service for Wales Annual Statistics Data Published

The 2022 annual data update from the Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service (CARIS) for Wales has been published by Public Health Wales.

Real living wage critical for health

Employers paying staff a real living wage or above can protect and support good health and wellbeing for both the individual and society as a whole, experts at Public Health Wales have said. 

Can behavioural science improve and protect public health?

Why do certain polices, services or communications just seem to ‘work’, improving or protecting people’s health and wellbeing, while others fade, or worse never start to shine? This question confronts practitioners and policy makers on an almost daily basis.

TB screening for contacts in Tonypandy

Public Health Wales is working with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to screen close contacts identified following the confirmation of one case of active tuberculosis (TB) in an individual associated with the Welcome Inn in Tonypandy.

Harnessing peer support key to reducing homelessness in care leavers

Harnessing the support of those who have experienced the care system and homelessness is key to making the changes needed to prevent care leavers falling off the ‘care cliff’ and becoming homeless in the future, identifies a report from Public Health Wales. 

Recruitment of Public Health Wales new Vice-Chairperson (Non-Executive Director)

The Minister for Health and Social Services is seeking to appoint a new Vice-Chairperson (Non-Executive Director), to join the Public Health Wales Board.

Public Health Wales urges football fans heading to Qatar to stay safe and healthy

Welsh football fans who are heading to Qatar for the World Cup finals next month are being encouraged to keep safe and healthy when they travel to the Middle East. 

Communities' voices put centre stage to boost lives of future generations

The voices of some of Wales’ most under-represented communities have been put at the heart of a new way to create climate and nature emergency policy to benefit future generations. 

Protect your child from polio risk

Parents of children under five in Wales are being urged to make sure their child is up to date with their vaccinations after poliovirus was found in UK waste water.

Take up the offer of a Covid booster vaccine, amid signs of a possible autumn wave.

Public Health Wales is urging people in eligible groups to take up the offer of a Covid-19 booster vaccine.  The alert comes as community transmission, hospitalisations and deaths from Covid-19 have increased in recent weeks – early signs of a possible autumn wave.