Archive for July, 2012

Expedition Altiplano 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

By Anna Woodman, medical student Today the Swansea Wilderness Medicine Society will being leading a diverse team of thirty two adventurers to the highest peaks of the Andes.  Our aims are to perform high quality research into high altitude, summit several demanding peaks and top it off with the worlds highest rugby match. The research [...]

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Cases of malignant melanoma on the rise in Wales

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Cancer Research has released figures today showing that cases of the most dangerous form of skin cancer have more than quadrupled in Wales’ 50 -59 age group over the last 30 years. The charity has suggested the rise maybe linked to the tanning culture of the 70’s, the era of cheap package holidays and sunbeds. [...]

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National Transplant week

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Figures released this week to mark National Transplant week show that family support for organ donation more than doubles when people know about their loved one’s wishes. NHS Blood and Transplant confirmed that family support rates in the UK jump from 41% when wishes about organ donation are not known to a massive 95% when [...]

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GP Access

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

There has been much talk of late, of the Health Minister’s pledge to improve access to GPs. We have repeatedly warned the Welsh Government that there is little appetite among the GP workforce to work longer hours for free. We are supportive of there being late, bookable appointments up to 6:20pm – beyond people’s nine-to-five [...]

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