News (2015 Archive)

RCGP Bright ideas portal

December 2015

The College has developed a ‘Bright ideas’ portal, where GPs can send us examples of the innovative work their practice is engaging in. We want the innovative work in general practice to be recognised, celebrated and shared, we hope that this will inspire other GPs to both take up practices which have been successful elsewhere and encourage them to start innovative practices themselves.
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Information Bulletin - Research delivery staff

November 2015

The Health and Care Research Wales Support and Delivery infrastructure is undertaking an important project to develop the optimum model for recruiting and deploying research delivery staff in Wales. 

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New Welsh centre for primary and emergency care research launched

Experts gathered to mark the launch PRIME Centre Wales

23 September 2015

Expert researchers, clinicians, NHS staff, patients and carers will gather yesterday (22/09/2015) to mark the launch of the Cardiff University-led PRIME Centre Wales. 

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The European health report 2015: Targets and beyond – reaching new frontiers in evidence

November 2015

The European health report is a flagship publication, published every three years. The 2012 report set the baseline for monitoring progress towards the six targets of the European policy framework, Health 2020.

The 2015 report presents the progress made since the baseline. An assessment of the available data on all the targets reveals that the European Region is on track, but much potential remains for further health gains and reductions in inequalities. Read more.

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Our Place

24 September 2015

Congratulations to the 'Our Place' team, Pontypridd, who raised £215 at a coffee morning for Macmillian charity on 23rd September. The 'Our Place' group is run for young parents, and supported by PRIME Centre wales' Professor Joyce Kenkre.

Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care

Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care: A guide to good practice (2nd edition)

Dr Judith Carrier, specialist practitioner (practice nursing) and Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies has published the second edition of her book on effective management of long-term conditions.

The book includes contributions from Dr Claire Lane - clinical psychologist, Rhiannon Britton - registered dietitian and Gina Newbury - lecturer in community nursing.

Full story available at:

'Our Place' group gives young parents a helping hand

September 2015

A project based in Pontypridd YMCA aimed at supporting young parents who may be facing isolation, lacking in confidence, have low self-esteem and require hints and tips on parenting is flourishing.

The Our Place project is supported by PRIME Centre Wales' Associated Director, Professor Joyce Kenkre, and funded by Children In Need and the Pontypridd YMCA and developed from a University of South Wales initiative.

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PRIME Centre Wales at the ICCHNR SEOUL 2015

27 July 2015

Professor Joyce Kenkre and Dr Carolyn Wallace attended the 6th International Conference on Country Health Nursing Research in Seoul, August 2015, providing a number of presentations including:

  • 'Evaluating the Module Empowering Service Users through support & involvement in chronic care management (ESSI) - an international study’ .
  • 'The Role of the All Wales Community Nursing Research Strategy (CNRS) National Coordinator'. 
  • 'Development of the All Wales Community Nursing Research Strategy'.
  • 'Volunteer support builds resilience for families with complex circumstances and needs'.

Further information is available on the conference website:

 Pictured above (left to right): Jong Gun Kim, Benedict Bunal, Joyce Kenkre, Maria Frange and Edmund Tong

Community Nursing Research Strategy featured in EURIPA newsletter, Summer 2015

PRIME Centre Wales Associate Director, Professor Joyce Kenkre was interviewed for the European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) newsletter, Grapevine, as part of Professor Kenkre's membership of the Association's International Advisory Board on which she represents Wales.

Professor Kenkre discusses the development of the community nursing research strategy for Wales which was initially developed as part of the capacity building activities led by Wales School for Primary Care Research and continues to grow with support from PRIME Centre Wales.

The article can be read in the newsletter below (pages 11-12).

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RCGP Bright Ideas

Innovative examples of good practice invited

June 2015

RCGP are frequently informed of innovative examples of good practice taking place across the UK by GP’s  - often from hearing from GPs themselves, or from receiving articles which have been submitted to British Journal of General Practice -  but up until now there has been no way of circulating this information on a regular basis to other GPs.

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Community Nursing Research Strategy & Family Resilience Instrument study

22 July 2015

The Family Resilience Assessment Instrument study team led by Dr Carolyn Wallace Community Nursing Research Strategy for Wales (PRIME Centre Wales), were at the Hydra Minerva (University South Wales) 22nd July, to test the draft instrument with 30 health visitors from across Wales.

Team members in attendance were Prof. David Pontin (USW), Georgina Jones (ABMU), Liz Wilson (Hywel Dda), Michelle Thomas (USW) and Sue Thomas (RCBC).

All-Wales funding awarded for PRIME Centre Wales for primary and emergency care research

June 2015

Cardiff University, alongside partner universities Bangor, Swansea, and South Wales, has been awarded £2.7M to lead the ‘PRIME Centre Wales’ for Primary and Emergency Care Research.

The funding from Health and Care Research Wales will support the Centres’ aim to improve the health and well-being of people in Wales and beyond, by conducting high quality research on topics of national policy priority in primary, emergency and unscheduled care. Read more