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Health guidance

Policy guidance for the NHS

Statement of Intent - Better use of health and care data for safe, effective care and efficient services

19/10/17
We want health and care workers to have the digital tools and access to information they need to coordinate and deliver care.
 

More than just words…. Follow-on strategic framework for Welsh language services in health, social services and social care

25/04/17
This follow-on strategic framework builds on the original  'More than just words….' published in 2012. 
 

Travelling to better health

06/04/17
Advice and guidance on culture and health needs for practitioners working with Gypsies and Travellers.
 

Reform of financial support for those affected by NHS supplied contaminated blood

31/03/17
We have written to individuals affected by NHS supplied contaminated blood to advise of changes to payments for 2017/18.
 

Veterans’ and armed forces champions

16/01/17
They will provide support for veterans and service personnel to ensure that their needs are reflected in local service plans.
 

UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines

25/08/16
Guidance from the UK Chief Medical Officers for low risk drinking.
 

Cross border healthcare and patient mobility - guidance for the NHS

14/08/15
Advice on handling requests from patients for treatment in countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and requests from patients from the EEA requesting treatment in Wales.
 

Health and care standards

01/04/15
We have developed new Health and Care Standards to support the delivery of high quality services in the NHS in Wales
 

Mental health aftercare in England and Wales

25/03/15
Arrangements for resolving disputes about mental health aftercare services involving local authorities in England and Wales.
 

Addressing mental health problems of children and young people

19/11/14
This guidance explains how our partners can improve the help they give within the youth justice system.
 

Cross border protocol

26/09/14
Details the arrangements between the NHS in Wales and the NHS in England to help support patients who live on the Wales/England border.
 

The All Wales Standards for communication and information for people with sensory loss

27/08/14
To ensure that the needs of people with a sensory loss are met when accessing our healthcare services.
 

Integrated assessment, planning and review arrangements for older people

11/08/14
Guidance for professionals in supporting the health, care and well-being of older people.
 

Mental Capacity Act 2005 and consent for research

09/01/14
Information on when a person has given their consent to take part in research and has since lost capacity.
 

Independent mental capacity advocates service providers

09/01/14
Find out where your local provider is located.
 

Approval of approved clinicians in Wales

09/01/14
Guidance for clinicians who act as mental health professionals for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983.
 

Delivering the independent mental health advocacy service in Wales

09/01/14
Guidance for independent mental health advocacy providers and Local Health Board advocacy service planners.
 

Breaking the barriers

09/01/14
The Welsh Government has launched a national action plan to improve children’s mental health services.
 

Specialist NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Professional Advice for Service Planners

22/11/13
Guidance on the role of specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
 

Requested allocation of a deceased donor organ

25/10/13
Detailing the circumstances when a request to a close relative or friend could be considered when there are exceptional circumstances.
 

Implementing the overseas visitors hospital charging regulations

23/10/13
Guidance for non UK residents requiring treatment from a Welsh NHS Trust.
 

Book prescription Wales - information leaflet

15/08/13
Explains how the scheme works.
 

Consent in health care - information for children and young people age under 18 in Wales.

22/04/13
This leaflet is about their health care and the right to be involved in decisions about their health, health care or treatment.
 

Responsible body guidance for the NHS in Wales

05/04/13
The guidance sets out who is responsible for funding an individual's treatment and care within the NHS in Wales.
 

Clinical governance requirements for community pharmacies in Wales

29/01/13
The document explains the changes to the Community Pharmacy contractual framework.
 

Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010: National Service Model for local primary mental health support services

28/09/12
Part 1 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 places duties on Local Health Boards and local authorities.
 

Care and Treatment Plan template

01/06/12
This care and treatment plan has been prepared under section 18 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
 

Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 Policy Implementation Guidance on 'Local Primary Mental Health Support Services' and 'Secondary Mental Health Services'

22/03/12
Guidance to assist Local Health Boards and Local Authorities in meeting their duties under the Measure.
 

Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 Guidance

28/02/12
Guidance for Local Health Boards and Local Authorities on the establishment of joint schemes for the delivery of local primary mental health support services