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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
Knighton and East Radnor Community Focus - Edition 6

This bulletin keeps you updated on the development of NHS services in Knighton and East Radnorshire including Knighton Community Hospital.

27/03/2024
Welsh Government Announcement: NHS dental charges in Wales to increase from April

The cost of NHS dental treatment in Wales will increase from 1 April 2024.

25/03/2024
PTHB digital therapy team backs Government's mental health vision
Image of a man using a mobile phone to access SilverCloud platform
Image of a man using a mobile phone to access SilverCloud platform

NHS Wales’ online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) team has welcomed the Welsh Government’s commitment to digital therapies and early intervention as outlined in its new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

19/03/2024
Publication of Child Practice Review - Joint statement on behalf of Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board and Dyfed Powys Police
14/03/2024
PTHB Research Focus: New research urges policy changes in antipsychotic medication management
Young woman visiting therapist counselor
Young woman visiting therapist counselor

Researchers from Powys Teaching Health Board have been involved in a new study calling for policy reform in the management of antipsychotic medication to support both patients and health care professionals.

08/03/2024
Final Engagement Phase of Wales Air Ambulance Closes
Helicopter and crew
Helicopter and crew

EMRTS Service Review - Latest Update 

05/03/2024
£5 million funding to tackle challenges facing Wales' rural communities
A panoramic view of the twin peaks of Penyfan and Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons National Park
A panoramic view of the twin peaks of Penyfan and Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons National Park

A partnership including Powys Teaching Health Board has received over £5 million in funding to research and explore solutions to rural challenges.

26/02/2024
Powys Teaching Health Board Welcomes New CEO
Image of Hayley Thomas
Image of Hayley Thomas

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) is delighted to announce the appointment of Hayley Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer.

23/02/2024
Temporary closure of the A493 north of Machynlleth during February 2024
Road Ahead Closed road sign informing traffic of conditions ahead in both English and Welsh language
Road Ahead Closed road sign informing traffic of conditions ahead in both English and Welsh language

Alun Griffiths Contractors has advised us of a temporary closure of the A493 north of Machynlleth during February 2024 which will affect travel between Machynlleth and the Aberdyfi/Pennal/Tywyn area.

09/02/2024
Joint Inspection of Child Protection Arrangements welcomed by health board

Powys Teaching Health Board has welcomed a report into child protection arrangements in the county following a multi-agency inspection. 

01/02/2024
The final engagement stage of the Welsh Air Ambulance Service takes place in February

The third and final engagement phase of the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Review, about how to further improve the air ambulance service in Wales, takes place between 01 and 29 February 2024.

01/02/2024
There is still time to get your flu vaccine this winter
close up of nurse giving injection to patient
close up of nurse giving injection to patient

Flu is still circulating in our communities and vaccination continues to be the best way to protect you and your family from the consequences of flu this winter.

17/01/2024
Excellence Award for life saving nurse
Pictured from left Brendon Clancy, Alice Chappell and Kirsty Williams
Pictured from left Brendon Clancy, Alice Chappell and Kirsty Williams

A Minor Injuries Nurse from Ystradgynlais has received a special recognition award for her quick, calm and professional reaction saving the life of a patient earlier this year.

16/01/2024
EMRTS Service Review January 2024 Update
Air Ambulance and pilot
Air Ambulance and pilot

Read this letter to find out more.

16/01/2024
LOF funding provides new audiology equipment.
Woman in Audiology team operating audiometer
Woman in Audiology team operating audiometer

Thanks to funding from Knighton Community Hospital’s League of Friends (LOF), patients in the area can now have some hearing test  appointments locally rather than travel.

12/01/2024
PTHB welcomes progress on Hospitals Transformation Programme in Shrewsbury and Telford
overhead view of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital
overhead view of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital

The Outline Business Case has been approved.

05/01/2024