Archive for August, 2011

GPC Wales Update

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dr David Bailey, Chair of GPC Wales answers questions on the Welsh Government’s plans to extend gp opening hours, and to provide over 50 health checks in Wales. Watch the video here Share:

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Cardiff University Public Relations Officer Chris Jones outlines how pioneering Welsh research is helping tackle one of Wales’ biggest health challenges: Mental illness.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Mental illness affects some 16.7 million people in the UK today and will cost the Welsh economy £7.2 billion every year. As a society, we draw inspiration from the achievements of medical science in tackling disease like cancer and heart disease – but when it comes to our understanding and treatment of diseases of the [...]

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Doctors who swapped stethoscope for rugby scrum

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Great piece in yesterday’s Western Mail on the new book written by the Senior Public Affairs Officer at BMA Cymru Wales John Jenkins “Is there a doctor on the pitch?” From Edward John Lewis in 1881 to Jamie Roberts today, a startling list of rugby stars to wear the red shirt of Wales have also been [...]

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Update on E.coli O157 in South East Wales by Dr Gwen Lowe, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Public Health Wales and Chair of the Multi-agency Outbreak Control Team

Monday, August 15th, 2011

“Public Health Wales and Environmental Health Officers from Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Councils continue to investigate an outbreak of E.coli O157 in South East Wales. “Public Health Wales was notified of a further two cases of E.coli O157, bringing the total number of cases so far to seven. Three [...]

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We are here to help!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The transition from medical student to junior doctor is both an exciting and apprehensive time. As your trade union, the BMA is here to offer you advice and support, to help you through this stage of your career. Here are some areas where the BMA can help: Check your contract Before starting work, you should [...]

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Advice for F1s

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

As an F1 doctor you will be taking responsibility for healthcare and healthcare decisions for the first time, which may sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are some top tips from F2 doctor Andy Carson-Stevens to make your F1 role feel less daunting and make you feel more in control!  Manage your time – Create [...]

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North Wales Out of Hours Service

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

You may have seen this story in the Daily Post yesterday. It documents the astonishing set up for the out of hours service in North Wales at present. Since Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board took over the service, there have been problems finding GPs to cover shifts in Wrexham and Flintshire, as well as times where there [...]

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Back to where it all began

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Following yesterday’s contribution from Ruth Marks on our ageing society, Keith Towler the Children’s Commissioner for Wales blogs for us on the other end of the spectrum – young people in Wales. Many thanks for this Keith. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting these past few months. Not least because my Office has reached [...]

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Time to end ageing stereotypes

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

My thanks to the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Ruth Marks, for sharing her thoughts on our ageing society. An ageing society is a tremendous achievement, with more people living longer, healthier lives than ever before. While this should be seen as a cause for celebration, it is often portrayed in negative terms by the [...]

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