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Public Health Outcomes Framework reporting tool updated with latest data

Public Health Wales has refreshed the indicators in the Public Health Outcomes Framework reporting tool. 

Opioids, the leading factor in drug-related deaths in Wales.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales show that opioids contributed to more deaths in Wales in 2022-23, than any other substance. 

Putting Quality at the Heart of Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales is proud to announce the release of its first Annual Quality Report under the new Duty of Quality.

International insight into public health issues from our Horizon Scanning reports

Public Health Wales has published its fourth Summary Calendar of International Horizon Scanning Reports. 

Public Health Wales reiterates health advice following assessment of air quality data

Public Health Wales is reiterating its advice to residents in the area around the Withyhedge landfill site, following our health risk assessment of air quality data collected between 1 March and 3 April 2024.

Give your feedback on the information Public Health Wales produces

People in Wales are invited to give their feedback on the information, data and knowledge that Public Health Wales shares. 

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Public Health Wales reviews air quality data near Withyhedge

Public Health Wales have reviewed the air quality monitoring data provided to us and our initial public health assessment of that data does not give us any reason to change our advice.

Parents reminded of MMR importance as Gwent measles cases rise to 17

Public health officials are reminding parents and carers to ensure that their children are fully vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine, as cases in the Gwent measles outbreak rise to 17.   

Official statistics show skin cancer remains most common cancer in Wales

The most common form of cancer diagnosed in Wales in 2020 was still non-melanoma skin cancer, despite a 17 per cent drop in diagnoses since 2019 associated with restrictions during the pandemic.

Public Health Wales continues to advocate for urgent action on air monitoring

Public Health Wales recognise that local people are very concerned about the odours around the landfill site at Withyhedge. We continue to call for improved air quality data to be provided, to allow us to make a health risk assessment of the site. This is in addition to our original recommendation that urgent action was taken to address the source of the odours.