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Drop-In COVID-19 Spring Booster Vaccination Sessions- week beginning 17 June
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Glass vials for Covid-19 vaccine on blue background. Group of Coronavirus vaccine bottles.

The COVID-19 Spring Booster Vaccination is offered to the most vulnerable people in our communities. Those who are eligible should have now received an invitation to one of our clinics across Powys. 

13/06/2024
Measles is on the rise: is your child protected?
little boy playing with a train toy
little boy playing with a train toy

Cases of Measles are increasing in the UK. Measles can be a very serious disease and cause severe, even life threatening complications.

07/06/2024
A message from our Vice Chair on the 80th anniversary of D-Day
At Ease garden at Bronllys Hospital
At Ease garden at Bronllys Hospital

Today, on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we join the nation in remembering and honouring the fallen.

06/06/2024
Drop-In COVID-19 Spring Booster Vaccination Sessions- week beginning 10 June
row of covid vaccine flasks
row of covid vaccine flasks

The COVID-19 Spring Booster Vaccination is offered to the most vulnerable people in our communities. Those who are eligible should have now received an invitation to one of our clinics across Powys. 

05/06/2024
Free cooking and numeracy course available to book now

Interested in improving your numeracy skills whilst cooking?

04/06/2024
New Powys mobile heart monitoring equipment helps with quicker detection of heart irregularities

A new service which makes it quicker and easier for patients to find out if they are suffering from an arrhythmia is now being rolled out to patients via some GP practices in Powys.

04/06/2024
Illness specific programmes now available with SilverCloud
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Fitness, happy and heart hands of woman in nature after running for health, wellness and workout.

Free online courses for help with the emotional impact of long-term health conditions (LTCs) including chronic pain and heart disease are available now for Powys residents from NHS Wales.

28/05/2024
Publication of the Report of the Infected Blood Inquiry
20/05/2024
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Image of Progress Pride flag
Image of Progress Pride flag

Powys Teaching Health Board is proud to be supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May.

17/05/2024
Try mindful walking for Mental Health Awareness Week
An image of a woman walking through forest taking in the environment.
An image of a woman walking through forest taking in the environment.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Movement – Moving for our Mental Health’. Moving more can boost your energy levels, reduce stress and improve your self-esteem.

13/05/2024
Powys Mental Health Lifeline Reaches One Year Milestone

A dedicated Powys phone line for people who require urgent mental health support has reached its first birthday.

09/05/2024
Deadline soon for health and wellbeing grant scheme

Funding for projects which contribute to Powys people’s health and wellbeing is available via the Small Health Grants Scheme but the closing date for applications is rapidly approaching.

29/04/2024
Update on Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Review
pilot and helicopter
pilot and helicopter

Decision of the NHS Wales Joint Commissioning Committee – 23/4/24

25/04/2024
Independent Member appointments to Powys Teaching Health Board
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PTHB logo on blue background

Welsh Government has announced two appointments to the Board of Powys Teaching Health Board.

25/04/2024
Positive inspection report for Knighton residential home

The team at Knighton’s Cottage View residential care home has welcomed its latest very positive inspection report from Care Inspectorate Wales.

18/04/2024
Referrals milestone for NHS Wales' digital mental health service
Young girl looking down at her phone blue and white background with SilverClould and NHS Wales logo.
Young girl looking down at her phone blue and white background with SilverClould and NHS Wales logo.

NHS Wales’ online mental health support service has hit 30,000 referrals since piloting six years ago.

15/04/2024
Free online mental health service expands reach in south Wales
Woman looking at SilverCloud website on laptop.
Woman looking at SilverCloud website on laptop.

People in south Wales can now access free online mental health therapy through a new referral system set up in partnership with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB).

10/04/2024
New Powys heart service sees patients treated closer to home

A new service for patients with suspected heart problems has been introduced by Powys Teaching Health Board which is seeing patients diagnosed and treated closer to home.

09/04/2024
Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council launch new campaign to raise awareness of the potential harms of vaping to young people.

Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council launch new campaign to raise awareness of the potential harms of vaping to young people.

08/04/2024
Update on Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Review
helicopter and pilot
helicopter and pilot

The Board of Powys Teaching Health Board met on Thursday 11 April to discuss and consider updated recommendations.

05/04/2024