Tag Archive : health

From tomorrow the way we access urgent care is changing. From tomorrow, Cardiff will move to a #PhoneFirst system. More about this is available here. Patients will be encouraged to phone ahead first, and if appropriate will be given an appointment slot saving precious time and also NHS resources. This new approach is a response […]

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.   The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 20th year and runs from 18-24 May. This year, the theme for the week is kindness. Across the country, people will be celebrating kindness in […]

I was pleased this week to attend a really informative event in Parliament run by the National Association of Deafened People on World Hearing Day. World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. […]

I’m proud to be supporting a campaign to reduce the number of blood cancer patients who experience potentially life-threatening delays to diagnosis. This week, I met with representatives from the blood cancer charity Bloodwise in Parliament on Wednesday (16 October) who have launched a new report into the issue. A significant number of people in […]

17 May, 2019 | mattbold | No Comments

#MadeatUni

Cardiff Central is a proud University constituency, you elected me in 2015 and again in 2017 on a promise to champion our University sector in parliament so I’m pleased to be supporting the #MadeatUni campaign. Our Universities help Welsh and UK businesses and our public services succeed by powering research and development, solving global problems […]

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mobile Information Service is heading to Cardiff. Everyone is welcome to use the service. Whether you have a cancer diagnosis, have a friend or relative affected by cancer, or are worried about cancer in any way at all, there are lots of ways that Macmillan can support you – medically, financially, emotionally […]

I met with HEART UK in Parliament at the launch of their report into cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its effect on the UK. CVD is responsible for 160,000 deaths across the UK every year, that’s a quarter of all deaths across the UK. It’s also one of the leading causes of premature death with 40,000 […]

Not being able to afford to buy sanitary products is embarrassing and demeaning. Period poverty is a big issue across the country. Eight years of austerity policy from the coalition and subsequent Tory Governments has directly contributed to this shameful state of affairs. That’s why I met with women trade unionists from my union, GMB, […]

People with blood cancer can benefit from donated stem cells as part of their treatment and charity Anthony Nolan works hard to get potential donors registered, so that those who need donated stem cells may be able to access this help. At an event in Parliament to celebrate Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I collected a certificate […]

I joined Cancer Research staff and campaigners, along with medical professionals, this week for an event in Parliament. Cancer Research work on funding scientific research into curing cancer but also do important work on cancer prevention. According to Cancer Research data, four in ten cancers in the UK can be prevented and the most common […]