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
- Producing a New Travel Behaviour Code
- Revision of Inclusion and Pupil Support guidance
- Six Day Standstill – Consultation on the Introduction of Quarantine Units
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Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016
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Section highlightWales Act 2014 annual reports
Action undertaken on the finance provisions in Part 2 of the Wales Act 2014.
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- Statistics & Research
General medical practitioners (GP)
An annual report which Includes information on the number of registered patients and workforce age distribution.
- The number of GP practitioners in Wales (excluding registrars, retainers and locums) was 2,006 at 30 September 2014, 20 fewer (1.0 per cent) than the previous year and an increase of 190 (10.5 per cent) since 2004.
- There are fewer practices in Wales than a decade ago. In 2014 there were 7.8 per cent fewer GP partnerships in Wales than in 2004. The number of patients per practitioner has fallen by 5.5 per cent since 2004 but patients per practice have consequently risen.
- The percentage of female GP practitioners has increased over the last decade. In 2014 female GP practitioners accounted for nearly half (48.6 per cent) of the GP Practitioner workforce, an increase of 378 (63.3 per cent) since 2004. Females accounted for only 32.9 per cent of the total in 2004.
- The number of GP practitioners aged 55 or over has remained steady in the last five years, with around 23.0 per cent of the GP practitioner workforce falling into this age band in 2014.
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