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Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales

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The review will identify important issues facing our health services by an examination of the current evidence

It will draw out the challenges over the coming years, for example: 

  • NHS finance
  • workforce and recruitment
  • meeting rising demand for healthcare and public expectations.

It will also examine options for the way forward and make recommendations about what the health service of the future will look like.

An outline terms of reference will be published once the panel has had an opportunity to meet and discuss them later in November.

The panel 

Dr Ruth Hussey has agreed to chair the review. Ruth was born in North Wales, is an ex Chief Medical Officer of Wales, and has been regional director of public health at NHS North West  and has worked with the Public Health England transition team at the Department of Health.

She will be joined on the review panel by Prof Anne Marie Rafferty, Prof Keith Moultrie,  Prof Nigel Edwards, and Dr Jennifer Dixon. In order to further widen the perspective, there  will also be a business representative on the panel.

There will be three further ex–officio members of the panel - 

Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, by virtue of his role as Chair of the Bevan Commission, who is also Professor of Public Health Education at Cardiff University;  

Professor Don Berwick, a leading international authority on health care quality and improvement, currently Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical  School, and

Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, a former President of the Royal College of Physicians and of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and currently Adviser to Public Health England and NHS England. 

The panel will be supported by a wider stakeholder reference group made up of representatives of professional bodies and social service organisations.

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