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The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham has been commissioned to complete a critical appraisal of a health care programme which aims to share innovation around primary care services such as those offered by GPs, thereby reducing hospital admissions and pressure on A&E departments. Primary health …
Ninety people who are living with dementia and their carers from across north Wales, have contributed to new research findings which have shown that personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia to significantly improve their ability to engage in important everyday activities and tasks. The large-scale…
An escaped psychiatric patient who collapsed after attacking a walker with a belt was lawfully killed by the man he attacked, an inquest jury has concluded. Khoung Lam was being treated at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff, south Wales, when he ran away from a carer while on escorted leave on…
A youth worker who watched a livestream of a six-year-old boy being raped and urged on the attacker has been jailed for 11 years. Darren Williams, 44, sent messages to the rapist instructing him to "put the sound on" and "prove it's live" by "smacking" the victim and making him…
The independent Parliamentary Review interim report on Health and Social Care in Wales today calls for new models of care to be trialed across Wales. Describing the case for change as “compelling”, it calls for a bold vision for the health and care system based on continuous quality improvement and…
An adult care home manager from Pontypool has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Christopher Price bullied and harassed staff at the adult care home and failed to meet the…
The Welsh Government is supporting growing demands for the 1% cap on NHS pay to be scrapped. Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething (pictured) has called on the UK Government to make funds available so health workers in Wales receive "the pay rise they deserve". He said: "I've today written to…
A "merciless" carer who stole nearly £300,000 from a vulnerable 102-year-old woman has been jailed for nine years. Julie Sayles, 59, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, took advantage of "frugal" Edith Negus after discovering the centenarian had saved a "considerable fortune" during her lifetime. Sayles, who worked for a charity providing…
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