17 posts about health on this blog
Thursday 7 August 2014, 11:19
The weight management clinic at the Aneurin Bevan Hospital, Ebbw Vale is one of the most welcoming places I've filmed. I've spent many hours sitting in a plain corridor; the nurses taking pity on me as I wait - camera in hand - outside the consulting rooms.
Monday 4 August 2014, 14:03
What another fantastic experience catching up with my troop from the DVLA.
We were all so excited to be back together. I could clearly see some fantastic successes with most of the team but there had also been some setbacks.
Monday 4 August 2014, 10:52
Those who work with me will know that I often appear in the office on a Monday morning with a lunch box generous enough to feed the entire X-Ray team.
It's not that I'm greedy (although I do love my food). Rather, I bring enough up the M4 to keep me going for the whole three-day stint I spend at Cardiff...
Wednesday 30 October 2013, 12:01
The Live Longer Wales season finished this last weekend and over the last three weeks our TV, Radio and Online services have looked at inactivity at work, diets, what's in our food, how you can cook and grow your own food, body image, Type 2 diabetes and a host of other subjects.
Friday 18 October 2013, 09:36
Back in 2007 I was asked to produce and direct a documentary following Ray Gravell and his recovery from a leg amputation. We hit it off from the word go - it was hard not to with such a character.
Tuesday 8 October 2013, 11:56
Working with the BBC for the programme Is My Job Killing Me? and the troop from the DVLA has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life.
Friday 4 October 2013, 11:19
When I started making a program about obesity in Wales, I came with a plateful of preconceptions – served with a side-order of scepticism.
Thursday 4 July 2013, 09:00
The Dreaded Disease - David's Story is a three-part series on BBC Radio Wales that tells us about dementia from the point of view of Welsh broadcaster Beti George.
Monday 28 January 2013, 16:50
The Story of Tŷ Hapus traces a year in the life of a remarkable place in Wales – the only centre of its kind in the whole of the UK which caters for younger people with dementia.
Thursday 27 September 2012, 12:15
Visitors to Cardiff in the early 1890s would have been amazed to see three old wooden warships moored in various parts of the docks area.
Thursday 18 August 2011, 10:05
The Red Book of Hergest is one of the most ancient manuscript volumes in existence, dating from the years immediately following 1382. Now kept in the Bodleian Library on behalf of Jesus College, Oxford, as well as containing early prose and pieces of poetry the red vellum book also holds a collection...
Tuesday 10 May 2011, 15:18
Most people in Cardiff know of Whitchurch Hospital. The huge and elegant buildings lie alongside one of the main roads into the city and, while many of those who come to Cardiff to work or shop may never have entered the place, they will certainly have seen the buildings from the upper deck of their...
Monday 14 February 2011, 12:20
Last night, The King's Speech won seven British academy awards (Baftas), winning both best film and outstanding British film.
Colin Firth won the best actor award for his portrayal of George VI struggling to overcome his stammer.
Thursday 10 February 2011, 10:24
The name Alfred Ernest Jones might mean very little to most people but, for some time, this enigmatic and fascinating man was the leader of the psychoanalytical movement in Britain and many years later was voted number 96 in the list of top 100 Welshmen of all time.
Perhaps more importantly, Ernest...
Monday 25 October 2010, 16:36
Dinorwig quarry hospital in Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, is holding an open day on Tuesday 26 October, where you can see what would have happened to injured quarrymen in Victorian times.
The open day is from 11am to 4pm and there are guided tours at 11.30am and 3pm. It is otherwise shut during...
Monday 12 July 2010, 09:19
Most people remember Sir Alexander Fleming as the man who, on 3 September 1928, discovered penicillin. Yet the part played in the discovery by his friend and colleague Merlin Pryce, a Welshman from the Merthyr area, should never be underestimated.
Indeed, there are many who say that it was Pryce who...
Monday 5 July 2010, 15:29
Everybody in Wales knows the story of Aneurin Bevan, the miner's son who became Member of Parliament for Ebbw Vale and the man who, in the first Labour government after World War Two, effectively created the National Health Service.
Rt.Hon Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health taken in 1942
In a recent...
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