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Community Cardiology services in Wales - key reports published by WIHSC

Posted on April 18, 2018

Twelve months ago, WIHSC was commissioned by the British Heart Foundation to evaluate how the community cardiology funding from the Welsh Government has been utilised and explore whether the proposed new services and pathways have been realised. WIHSC today publishes the two key documents from the study: the All-Wales Community Cardiology Impact Evaluation Framework and the Formative Evaluation Report

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New WIHSC Director appointed

Posted on January 29, 2018

Following the retirement of Professor Marcus Longley from the post, Mark Llewellyn has been appointed as the new Director of WIHSC.

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Horizon Scanning and Planning for the Future: new medicines and NHS Wales

Posted on January 9, 2018

WIHSC today publishes a Report on the ways in which horizon scanning for new medications in Wales might be improved.

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Reducing loneliness and social isolation in older people? The role of the third sector in Wales

Posted on January 9, 2018

WIHSC Deputy Director, Dr Mark Llewellyn has published an article in Age Cymru’s EnvisAGE on the role of the third sector in reducing social isolation among older people

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Professor Marcus Longley takes a look at the NHS since devolution

Posted on September 22, 2017

Professor Marcus Longley – one of Wales’ top health experts and soon to be Chair of Cwm Taf Health Board – has been putting together a series of three special reports examining our health service today after 20 years of devolution.

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WIHSC publishes research on Prudent Healthcare

Posted on August 22, 2017

WIHSC publishes today the results of its year-long research into the impact of Prudent Healthcare in Wales – as a Summary Report and a full Final Report.

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Professor Marcus Longley appointed as Chair of Cwm Taf University Health Board

Posted on June 16, 2017

Professor Marcus Longley has been appointed as Chair of Cwm Taf University Health Board. He will commence his four year term in office from 1st October 2017.

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Supporting Older People – how health, social care and the third sector need to combine

Posted on May 26, 2017

A Think Piece report is published today reflecting on the role of the third sector in supporting older people’s health and care needs, and how relationships within and without the sector need to develop in order to meet the rising challenge of ageing.

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Scoping Study on Continuing Healthcare Published

Posted on April 5, 2017

WIHSC has recently completed an important study for the Welsh Government which was commissioned to build knowledge about the experiences of people with who go through CHC, and to make contributions to inform future policy development. WIHSC worked with two health boards to scope different issues around CHC and in total spoke with 37 people, observed two MDT meetings and a central QA panel. The sample of respondents included patients and their families, carers, advocates, nurse assessors, social workers, MDT members and chairs, and CHC managers.

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Professor Marcus Longley, WIHSC Director, appointed as a Non Executive Board Member for Wales on the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Posted on March 24, 2017

Professor Marcus Longley, WIHSC Director, has been appointed by the Cabinet Secretary and Privy Council as a Non Executive Board Member for Wales on the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

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Filling the gap where patients used to fall: evaluating the role and impact of eye clinic liaison officers and other vision support workers across the United Kingdom

Posted on March 22, 2017

In partnership with the Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), Swansea University, WIHSC has been working on a major study commissioned by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to evaluate the impact that patient information and support services in UK NHS ophthalmology departments makes for patients, the clinic and on services more generally.

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Parity of Esteem for physical and mental health?

Posted on March 20, 2017

There has been much debate in England on when (and whether) physical and mental health will have parity of esteem in the NHS

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The Purpose of Research is to Change the World, not just to Understand it

Posted on March 9, 2017

Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC, gave the above presentation to the Public Health Research, Policy and Practice: Working Together in Wales Conference.

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WIHSC Director on Radio 4's The World at One

Posted on February 13, 2017

WIHSC Director, Professor Marcus Longley, look part in a panel discussion on Radio 4’s The World at One
on 9th February 2017 with Sir Harry Burns, former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, and Dr Amanda Doyle, head of CCGs in NHS England.

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More young professionals are key to helping the elderly

Posted on January 23, 2017

WIHSC Emeritus Professor, Morton Warner, wrote to The Observer contributing to the discussion on the above.

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