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The frail teenager set to spend all of her summer holidays in her bedroom

Wales online blog post: The frail teenager set to spend all of her summer holidays in her bedroom, by Mark Smith, 6 August 2019 Lola Brandrick, 13, from Swansea, is crippled by pain and is constantly exhausted While all her … Continue reading

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A teenager overcomes chronic fatigue

Wales online article, by Abbie Wightwick, 16 October 2016: A teenager’s determination overcame a debilitating condition that took her out of school 16 OCT 2016 Despite missing months of school, Sophie Irving is now eyeing up an Oxbridge bid Sophie … Continue reading

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Patients put at risk when healthcare staff & carers don’t have flu jab

Wales Online news report, by Mark Smith, 10 Oct 2016: Patients are being put at risk by healthcare staff who haven’t had the flu jab A large number of vulnerable people have failed to have their flu jab Fewer than … Continue reading

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£43m investment in GPs and community nurses

Wales online article by Mark Smith, 7 April 2016: GPs, community nurses and care workers set to benefit from £43m investment in primary care It is part of the Welsh Government’s plan to move services out of hospitals and into … Continue reading

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Will new Choose Pharmacy service ease GP crisis?

Welsh Government Press release, 6 March 2016: New Choose Pharmacy scheme to be rolled out across Wales Pharmacists across Wales will provide new NHS services for people with minor illnesses, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced. The Choose Pharmacy service … Continue reading

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Why Health Boards & Housing Associations should work together to improve health

Health Correspondent Mark Smith looks at why health boards and housing associations should work together to address underlying health concerns in communities in Wales online, 6 July 2015 Living in poor-quality housing can have a lasting impact on people’s health … Continue reading

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Is the concept of prudent healthcare becoming a reality?

Is the concept of prudent healthcare becoming a reality? by Mark Smith [article on Wales Online, 7 April 2015 Health Correspondent Mark Smith looks at how the Welsh NHS is looking to change the way it looks after patients Faced with ever-increasing … Continue reading

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Shortage of evening & weekend appointments makes seeing GPs a ‘struggle’, says new survey

Wales online article: But the Welsh Government claims steps are being put in place to extend GP services in areas with ‘clear evidence of need’ A shortage of evening and weekend appointments is making it hard for working people to … Continue reading

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Daily Mail claims about NHS Wales & Welsh Government’s response

In a week long campaign the Daily Mail makes damning accusations about the handling of the Health Service in Wales. Why the NHS ISN’T safe in Red Ed’s hands: Miliband says only Labour can be ‘trusted’ on health but this … Continue reading

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Row over 4 nations comparitive study of NHS

In Wales online on Oct 17C 2014: We cannot trust the Department for Health’: Carwyn Jones attacks Whitehall in astonishing blast Wales First Minister has accused the Department for Health in London of being too politicised and said that Wales … Continue reading

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