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New resources available to help the primary care workforce promote healthier behaviours

Public Health Wales’ Primary Care Division has launched the first two products in a series of resources to help staff in primary care have conversations to support people to adopt healthier behaviours.

MMR vaccination urged amid rising concern over measles

Public Health Wales is urging parents and guardians to ensure their children are fully vaccinated against measles and are up to date with their other childhood immunisations.

Tooth decay rates in children in Wales fall, but issues remain

Dental public health experts at Public Health Wales have welcomed the findings from a recent child dental health inspection programme which shows that the proportion of young children in Wales with experience of tooth decay has continued to fall since the start of reporting in 2007/08. 

Unaffordable housing risks harming health and well-being in Wales

In a new report, Public Health Wales highlights how the cost of living crisis is making homes less affordable for more people and how this is impacting on their health.  

Whooping Cough vaccination urged as cases rise rapidly in Wales

Public health experts in Wales are encouraging all pregnant women and parents of babies and young children to ensure that they have had their Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccinations as cases in Wales show rapid increase in recent weeks.

Public Health Wales voices support for Graduated Driver Licensing

The introduction of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) would save lives in the UK, according to a consultation response by Public Health Wales. 

Importance of vaccination stressed, as Cardiff measles outbreak ends

Public Health Wales is urging parents to ensure that their children complete their full course of MMR vaccines, as it confirms that the measles outbreak in Cardiff announced in November 2023 has now concluded. 

Cervical cancer rates have reduced by almost 90%, but could cervical cancer become a thing of the past?

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer among women worldwide and sadly, each year, more than 50 women in Wales die from it.  

First report released of Real Time Suspected Suicide Surveillance in Wales for 2022-23

The first report of Welsh Real Time Suspected Suicide Surveillance (RTSSS) has been published today by Public Health Wales. 

Cancer survivor urges parents and carers to protect children with HPV vaccination

A father of two who received treatment for head and neck cancer has joined calls from health experts for eligible groups to take up their offer of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) and protect their future from preventable cancers.