Posts Tagged ‘Public Health’

Have you ever wondered what working in public health medicine is like? Dr Mark Temple, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control gives an insight into his branch of practice….

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Public Health Medicine is an eclectic branch of practice, periods of apparent idleness followed by frenetic activity. In other words very similar to all other branches of medical practice, except the where, when and what aspects of a job plan are unpredictable! Being fleet of mind and foot is an advantage…. To demonstrate this, let [...]

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Reasons to quit smoking: Your health and your children

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

With a rugby Grand Slam on the horizon, celebrate the nation’s sporting prowess by ditching the cigarettes and become healthier. By quitting the habit, your ability to smell and taste will improve, coughing and wheezing will stop, and the risk of developing heart and lung disease will reduce by half in a matter of months. [...]

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Political Candidate Pledge

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

If you are a candidate in the Assembly Elections and want to help improve the quality of patient care, the efficiency of NHS services and the working conditions of the medical workforce in Wales sign up to our pledge: “I pledge that I will campaign to improve the quality of patient care, the efficiency of [...]

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Tobacco display ban must not be clouded by news on plain packs

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Today’s guest blogger is Tanya Buchanan, Chief Executive of ASH Wales. While the UK Government continues to dither over whether to implement or repeal the legislation on the tobacco display ban there is yet more evidence, if more was indeed needed, on why they should reject the tobacco industry’s attempts to overturn the legislation.  New [...]

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Know Your Facts

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Today, Diabetes UK Cymru launch a new campaign “Know Your Facts”.  It is an excellent initiative to improve the Welsh public’s understanding of diabetes, and Dai Williams, National Director explains more below. BMA Cymru Wales believe that it is vital that the public are made aware of the potential damage they are causing to their [...]

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Diabetes in Wales on the rise

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Figures released by Diabetes UK Cymru have revealed that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Wales has risen by 7,000 in the past year. This is an astonishing figure. Through the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), a process is in place which means patients in the very early stages of diseases are actively [...]

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Regulations on Sunbeds Proposed

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We have just received the consultation on the draft Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011.   The proposed Regulations will: •       require sunbed businesses to ensure the supervision of sunbed use; •       extend to businesses that operate from domestic premises the requirement that sunbeds are not used, or offered for use, to under 18s [...]

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Letter from the Minister – Vaccination uptake in 2009-10

Friday, June 18th, 2010

I have received a letter from the Health Minister Edwina Hart regarding vaccination uptake in 09-10. The Minister asks for her message of personal thanks to be shared with everyone involved in delivering vaccination services, and I would like to share her comments on this blog. The letter reads: I was very pleased to see [...]

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2010 for the Public Health Committee

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Chair of the Public Health Committee Lika Nehaul (pictured)looks at the year ahead for the Committee. “2010 will be another challenging year for the Public Health Committee. There are four main issues that we would like to focus on. “Firstly, we will be working with the Board of the Public Health Wales NHS Trust (PHW) [...]

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Chief Medical Officer for Wales publishes Annual Report

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Wales’ Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Jewell, has today published his annual report which looks at different methods of prevention to ensure the long-term health of the nation, including immunisation, screening and education. He warns that preventing disease and illness is the key to a healthy future generation. I welcome this report and agree with [...]

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Put children first in the fight to reduce health inequalities

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Another motion up for debate yesterday at the ARM focused on safeguarding children and their futures. Delegates are calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to put youngsters at the heart of every one of its department’s priorities, for the next two decades, to give ALL children the best start in life. One way of dong [...]

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Chance for Public Health doctors in Wales to get their voice heard

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Just to make you aware that BMA Cymru Wales’ Welsh Committee for Public Health Medicine and Community Health will be opening its doors again for an open meeting on Tuesday the 21st April, 2009. This meeting is a great way for Public Health and Community Health doctors in Wales to gain a better understanding of [...]

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