Dr Rhodri Martin is the first NHS consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine to be appointed in Wales. His role with Cwm Taf University Health Board offers the same expertise to his patients as football stars Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey, as Dr Martin is also the pitch-side doctor for the Wales football team.
Patients in Rhondda may be offered gardening on prescription to help to improve their wellbeing.
Rachel Bennett, a GP at Forest View practice in Treorchy, came up with the idea of Grow Rhondda, a therapeutic gardening group.
A new initiative in Taff Ely aims to boost the confidence of older people, encourage new friendships, and find out about hobbies to help to improve their well-being.
District Nurses and GP practices across Cwm Taf worked together to set up an electronic flu clinic. Practices created a list of patients in need of a vaccination on their computer system which could be accessed by District Nurses in the community via their Chromebooks.
Chairman of Cwm Taf University Health Board Marcus Longley officially opened the dementia-friendly Duffryn Suite at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon in Mountain Ash.