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Inequalities in life expectancy on the increase in Wales

A new report from Public Health Wales has found that the gap in life expectancy between those living in the least and most deprived areas in Wales is increasing.

Primary Care urged to start journey to environmental sustainability and decarbonisation with new award scheme

The Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme from Public Health Wales has been designed to help independent primary care contractors (general practice, community optometry, community pharmacy and primary care dental practice) to improve the environmental sustainability of their day-to-day practice.

Can you help us tell our story better?

We wondered if you could spare some time and take part in a survey that will help us to tell our important information better, and help build a healthier Wales?

Employers in Wales setting gold standard for health and wellbeing in workplace

A new report from the Healthy Working Wales team at Public Health Wales highlights the many ways that employers in Wales have stepped up to the mark and are leading the way on prioritising their employees’ mental and physical health and wellbeing during and following the Coronavirus pandemic.

UK's public health agencies issue Monkeypox guidance to control spread in the community

New guidance to support healthcare professionals to respond to the outbreak of Monkeypox has been agreed by the UK’s four public health agencies - Public Health Wales (PHW), UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland (PHS), and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland (PHA).

Addressing working conditions will improve good health and wellbeing for all

‘Fair work’ is a critical building block for good health and well-being, and a healthy engaged workforce contributes to business productivity and societal prosperity, concludes a report and guide published by Public Health Wales. 

Cryptosporidium and open farms

Public Health Wales is reminding people who visit farm attractions of the importance of washing their hands after contact with animals. 

Update: Public Health Wales investigating acute hepatitis cases in children

Public Health Wales is working with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) as well as Public Health Scotland (PHS) and Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland) to investigate cases of acute hepatitis in children. 

Public Health Wales statement on UK monkeypox cases

Public Health Wales is working with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland, and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland to respond to UK cases of Monkey Pox.

Microscopic image of cancer cells
Study finds significant reductions in cancer diagnoses in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic

The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer this month, found that over a thousand fewer new cases of three common cancers were diagnosed in Wales in 2020 compared to 2019, equivalent to a reduction of 15 percent.