A Healthier Wales - Health and Social Services News 12/01/2022

12 January 2022


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All eligible adults offered Covid-19 booster vaccine in Wales

By 30 December 2021 all health boards in Wales had offered a booster vaccination appointment to all eligible adults.


Opportunities to join the Board of the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care

The positions of Chair, Deputy Chair and six Non-Executive Members for the CVB have been advertised and can be found HERE

Applications close at 4pm on Tuesday 1 February 2022.

Two information sessions providing an introduction to the Citizen Voice Body and the roles, responsibilities and qualities of its Board members will take place, via MS Teams, on Thursday 13 January (1pm) and Monday 17 January (2pm).  If you would like to attend, please register your interest at CVBinfo@gov.wales 

Further Stories

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Self-isolation changes to 7 days

Since 31 December 2021, if a person has to self-isolate as a positive case, or a person tests positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate for seven days.

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Testing changes to prioritise PCR test capacity

Changes to the PCR testing system will help reduce pressure and help increase access for those who have symptoms and need to book a test.  


£12.5m extra funding to Help Us Help You

The funding will help relieve pressures on the social care system and pharmacists still feeling the effects of the pandemic.

Eluned Morgan MS

Change to cervical screening interval

Written statement from the Minister for Health and Social Services.

CMO Wales

NHS Wales employees recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours

Eight individuals from across NHS Wales have been awarded. The Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton has also been awarded a Knighthood for his role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more on gov.wales/healthandsocialservices




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