Health and Social Services newsletter - September 2018

September 2018 • Issue 028


Pay rise for doctors and dentists in Wales

Vaughan Gething has announced a new pay deal for doctors and dentists in Wales, which includes a higher salary increase than the deal agreed in England.

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New NHS organisation delivers boost to learning for health staff across Wales

Approximately £10million will be invested in the NHS Wales e-library over three years

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NHS staff to benefit from new pay deal

Nurses and other NHS staff, on Agenda for Change terms and conditions, in Wales have agreed a new pay deal over three years.

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£4m investment to transform eye care in Wales

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has an announced a £4m investment as part of measures to transform eye care services across Wales.

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“The way we care for each other can define us a nation” – Huw Irranca-Davies

There needs to be an honest conversation with people in Wales about paying for social care in the future so that the added demand for care and support from an increasingly ageing population can be met.

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New fund aims to break down barriers to organ donation in black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities

Almost a third of black and Asian people in Wales are unsure about donating their organs for lifesaving transplants after their death according to new research by NHS Blood and Transplant.


‘No deal’ Brexit worst possible scenario for Welsh patients – Welsh Health Secretary warns UK Government

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has called on the on the UK Government to avoid a catastrophic ‘no deal’ Brexit following a meeting with health and social care leaders on the impact of a ‘no deal’ scenario.


Encouraging start for new HIV prevention drug in Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has welcomed the encouraging response to a new HIV prevention drug, after the first year of providing it through the NHS in Wales.

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Re-appointment of Chair of the Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse

Vaughan Gething has announced the re-appointment of Caroline Phipps as Chair of the Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse.



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