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A new service designed to give patients with learning disabilities a helping hand when they need hospital care is being launched this week at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. The key priority of the Learning Disabilities Liaison Service will be to flag up people with a learning disability as soon as…
A new study by Swansea University academics of people with dementia who live in care homes and have been prescribed medicines for their mental health, has found that structured scrutiny by their nurses has led to improvements in prescribing practice, pain management and greater awareness of adverse side effects. The…
An 86-year-old child rapist would have gone to jail for a very long time had he been a well man, a judge has said. Derek Desmond Butt carried out more than 200 sex attacks on a young boy over a seven- year period, Swansea Crown Court heard. But because the…
The British Medical Association (BMA) has awarded a prestigious grant to a team at Swansea University Medical School whose specific focus is the study of medical professionals’ mental health and wellbeing. The Joan Dawkins Research Grant, worth £50,000 will help fund research within Swansea University’s new Unit for the study…
Swansea University has launched a new project aimed at encouraging local children to eat a healthy diet, live an active life and manage a healthy body weight as they grow up. The ENRICH program (Exercise and Nutrition Research in Child Health) has been set up by Swansea University’s Applied Sports…
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