Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
New plans to establish an eye care service for pupils and students at special schools in Wales have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford.
- £43m schools and social housing capital boost will create 800 jobs says Jane Hutt
- A55 improvement works accelerated and £1.9m Tal-y-bont scheme to go ahead this spring
- Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
- School Pupil Eye Care Service for Wales
- Proposals relating to the Statement of Public Participation for the National Development Framework
- The draft Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2016
- Environmental Permitting Regulations - Consultation on rules for mobile crushing of lamps that contain mercury
- Producing a New Travel Behaviour Code
- Revision of Inclusion and Pupil Support guidance
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08 February 2016
06 February 2016
Alcohol care teams will be developed in each health board and a national awareness campaign created as part of a series of new measures to tackle the rise in deaths caused by liver disease in Wales.
05 February 2016
£27m is being made available to maintain support for more than 1,600 disabled people in Wales to live independently.
04 February 2016
Funding secured for maternity and neonatal service improvements at Glangwili Hospital, Health Minister confirms
£3m has been set aside in the NHS Wales capital programme for 2016-17 to begin the second phase improvements to the neonatal and obstetric units at Glangwili Hospital.
04 February 2016
Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford will visit the brand new Briton Ferry Health Centre on Thursday (February 4) to see the range of services available to people in the area.
01 February 2016
New figures published today show 74% of people are now aware of the changes to the organ donation system in Wales (Monday February 1).
29 January 2016
The third all-Wales annual report for stroke sets out the progress the NHS has made in preventing and treating stroke, against the Welsh Government’s stroke delivery plan.
27 January 2016
More than 72% of people with life-threatening illnesses and injuries received an emergency response from the Welsh Ambulance Service within eight minutes in December 2015.
26 January 2016
A £3m package of Welsh Government funding and support will help local authorities implement major reforms to Wales’ social care system when a landmark law comes into force in April.
25 January 2016
The Welsh Government is investing the majority of a £1m funding boost for the heart disease delivery plan in new community cardiology services.
22 January 2016
Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford will today officially break the ground as building work begins on a new Newport hospice.
21 January 2016
New measures to tackle delayed transfers of care in the Welsh NHS have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford.
20 January 2016
More people are being diagnosed with cancer in Wales, but more people than ever are being treated and survival rates are at an all-time high.
19 January 2016
New proposals to improve the quality of social care by restricting the use of zero-hour contracts and ensuring employers pay domiciliary care workers the national minimum wage have been unveiled.
18 January 2016
New law reforming Wales’ social care inspection and regulation regime to be implemented by April 2019
A new law reforming the way Wales’ social care and support services are regulated and inspected will be implemented by April 2019.
18 January 2016
Improving services for children and young people with mental health problems and older people with dementia are among Welsh Government’s key priorities for mental health over the next three years
15 January 2016
The plans will improve quality of care through the provision of a safe and timely service which will meet the needs of individual patients and reduce pressures on the 999 emergency ambulance service.
13 January 2016
The pilots will ensure people are seen more quickly closer to home and free up time for hospital-based ophthalmologists to manage patients with the most complex conditions.
11 January 2016
Nearly £22m of grant funding has been awarded to organisations and projects which support vulnerable children, adults and older people by the Welsh Government.
08 January 2016
The UK Chief Medical Officers have issued revised UK guidelines for alcohol consumption today.
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