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An event celebrating good practice in infant feeding calls for a whole system approach in Wales

The Wales National Lead for Breastfeeding brought together key stakeholders, including the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, to share examples of good practice and promote a whole system approach to infant feeding. Encouraging best practice in infant feeding can help give children in Wales the best start in life, and the event highlighted that there is a role for many health services and settings to encourage parents and caregivers to make informed choices.

Embedding prevention in primary and community health care can help increase resilience.

Increasing pressures on health systems are driving changes in the design and delivery of primary and community care globally.

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Eligible people urged to have their vaccination as flu cases rise

People eligible to receive winter respiratory illness vaccines are being urged to come forward after Public Health Wales published data showing recorded flu cases more than doubled in the past three weeks.

£5 million awarded to reduce health inequality

£5 million has been awarded to a partnership project involving Public Health Wales with the aim of reducing health inequality and improving wellbeing in Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.

Domestic abuse support and more flexible working needed for women during public health emergencies

Employers need to do more to promote flexible working for women, and provide support to mitigate against violence and domestic abuse during emergencies like the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

Public Health Outcomes Framework reporting tool updated with latest data

Public Health Wales has refreshed the indicators in the Public Health Outcomes Framework reporting tool.  

Warning as high potency synthetic opioids identified in illicit benzodiazepine market

Welsh public health experts in the UK’s only national drug testing service are warning that people may not be getting what they think they are getting when buying benzodiazepines.

Public Health Wales supports the launch of the National Framework for Social Prescribing

Increasing numbers of people in Wales are being referred to social prescribing services, through which they can be supported to access activities like exercise classes, gardening, and art groups in their community to better manage their health and wellbeing.  

Public Health Wales welcomes opening of new home for genomics in Wales

A new state-of-the-art facility to house some of Wales’ leading experts in the field of genomics opens its doors today.  

Plain packaging, disposables ban and no retail displays for vapes urges Public Health Wales

The same restrictions that currently apply to tobacco products should be applied to the marketing, packaging and display of e-cigarettes, according to a new consultation response by Public Health Wales.