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Looking for a fresh start? Visit the Powys Health and Care Skills Hwb
Image of care worked and patient
Image of care worked and patient

Anyone looking to start a new career in the health and social care sector in Powys, now has a single place to go for both training and support.

23/07/2021
Drop-In First Dose COVID Vaccination Sessions - week beginning 26 July
Row of Covid vaccinations 
Row of Covid vaccinations 

If you are 18 (or will be 18 by 31 October) you can drop in to our mass vaccination centres for your first dose. 

23/07/2021
More locations to collect COVID-19 tests in Powys

COVID-19 testing availability in Powys will be boosted from Monday 26th July with lateral flow devices available for collection from more locations across the county.

23/07/2021
Foodwise for life inspires Caribbean food business
Johnal Simpson stood outside food truck
Johnal Simpson stood outside food truck

A man from Newtown has been inspired to lose weight and start a new Caribbean food business thanks to a NHS Wales weight management programme called Foodwise for Life.

21/07/2021
Mobile Testing Units move to Knighton and Hay-on-Wye

Mobile testing units for people with symptoms move on 21 July

21/07/2021
COVID-19 Vaccination: JCVI announcement on vaccinating Children & Young People
A sign that reads Powys
A sign that reads Powys

More detail on vaccination for certain people aged 12-17 is expected soon.

19/07/2021
Drop-In COVID vaccination first dose sessions

Drop-in first dose COVID-19 Vaccination appointments are available this week

19/07/2021
Online Q&A with Carol Shillabeer

A chance to watch our Online Q&A with Carol Shillabeer again.

16/07/2021
Stroke survivors invited to play golf

A project in Powys is encouraging people who have survived a stroke to try golf or return to the game they love.

15/07/2021
Update on European Travel from the Welsh Health Minister
Row of Covid vaccinations 
Row of Covid vaccinations 

The EMA has authorised Vaxzevria and we are confident that travel should not be affected.

13/07/2021
NHS COVID Pass

Take advantage of the NHS COVID Pass to show your travel vaccination status.

13/07/2021
Newtown: Wales COVID hotspot

Residents in Newtown are being urged to access COVID testing as the town has become a COVID hotspot.

13/07/2021
Urgent call for people to come forward for COVID testing in Newtown and surrounding areas
Text graphic: COVID cases are rising in Newtown. Get tested now even if you have no symptoms.
Text graphic: COVID cases are rising in Newtown. Get tested now even if you have no symptoms.

Following a sharp rise in COVID cases in Newtown over the past few days Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council are reopening the Asymptomatic Testing Centre at the Park Street Day Centre in Newtown from Saturday 10 July.

09/07/2021
PTHB offering drop-in vaccination session – no appointment needed

As part of our ‘Leave no one behind’ policy on COVID vaccination, Powys Teaching Health Board will be offering a first-dose drop-in vaccination session in Newtown on Friday 9 July.

07/07/2021
48% increase in the number of smokers seeking support to quit during pandemic
Cartoon graphic - four people with text - are you ready to break free from cigarettes?
Cartoon graphic - four people with text - are you ready to break free from cigarettes?

During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a 48% increase in the number of smokers seeking support to quit using the free NHS service, Help Me Quit.

06/07/2021
A Powys mum has shared her COVID vaccination story

COVID vaccination is available during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

02/07/2021
More than 7000 online appointments have taken place in Powys over the last 12 months through the NHS Wales video consulting service

Patients in Powys can access their GP, dentist, pharmacist or optician safely through virtual appointments

02/07/2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Heroes: Powys Contact Tracing Team

Members of the Contract Tracing Team have been working as part of the county’s Vaccination Booking Team.

01/07/2021
Annual General Meeting of Powys Teaching Health Board
A sign that reads Powys
A sign that reads Powys

The Annual General Meeting of Powys Teaching Health Board will take place at 2pm on 28 July 2021.

01/07/2021
Local residents have helped to create a new vision for improving health and wellbeing in Powys

Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council, on behalf of the Powys Regional Partnership Board, are pleased to share the new ‘Integrated Model of Care and Wellbeing in Powys’. 

29/06/2021