Has Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board introduced this new service because patients have to wait so long for treatment?
Introduction of New Service to Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board - Wellness Improvement Service (WISE)Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health board are proud to announce the official opening of the Wellness Improvement Service (WISE), which will provide non-medical intervention to improve people’s health and wellbeing whilst being on specific waiting lists.The service forms part of the NHS Wales Planned Care Programme for Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board.WISE follows an evidence-based, lifestyle medicine approach where patient empowerment forms the basis of the service and supports behaviour change through person centred techniques to improve mental and physical wellbeing.Through a sustained education programme, WISE aims to enable referred patients to better understand the root causes of their current medical conditions and choose lifestyle behaviours that improve their long-term health, as well as ensure a better quality of life with reduced symptom burden.This ethos resonates with the Health Board’s 2030 strategy to support patients access to several opportunities to improve their physical and mental health outcomes; promote wellbeing; and support the reduction of lifestyle-related disease such as deprivation, health inequality, and social isolation within the regional population.The WISE Team will initially be able to support patients with the following:
- Chronic Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Emotional Wellbeing - stress, anxiety, PTSD
- Cardiology - High blood pressure
- Respiratory conditions