Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
New law to reduce homelessness comes into force
The most fundamental reform to homelessness legislation in over 30 years comes into force across Wales.
- Deputy Minister for Skills visits Germany to learn more about their apprenticeship programmes
- GE Healthcare's first Innovation Village in the UK creates international interest from young life science businesses
- New law to reduce homelessness comes into force
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper - Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People
- Interim non-statutory standards for sustainable drainage (SuDS) in Wales – designing, constructing, operating and maintaining surface water drainage systems
- Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 – Part 1 Guidance to Fire and Rescue Authorities and Fire and Rescue Authorities Support and Intervention Protocol
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Policy guidance for the NHS
These Directions make changes to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for Wales by amendments to the Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (Wales) Directions 2005.
We have developed new Health and Care Standards to support the delivery of high quality services in the NHS in Wales
Arrangements for resolving disputes about mental health aftercare services involving local authorities in England and Wales.
This guidance explains how our partners can improve the help they give within the youth justice system.
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 scheme aims to strengthen sustainable health improvement in Wales by supporting projects developed and delivered by national voluntary organisations.
To ensure that the needs of people with a sensory loss are met when accessing our healthcare services.
Describes the processes and actions required to deliver seasonal flu vaccination in Wales.
Guidance for professionals in supporting the health, care and well-being of older people.
The document sets out how the Welsh Government, Auditor General for Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales will work together to share information and respond when issues of concern become apparent in NHS bodies in Wales.
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.
These documents detail the Health Boards revenue allocations for 2014-15.
Information on when a person has given their consent to take part in research and has since lost capacity.
Find out where your local provider is located.
Guidance for clinicians who act as mental health professionals for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Guidance for independent mental health advocacy providers and Local Health Board advocacy service planners.
The Welsh Government has launched a national action plan to improve children’s mental health services.
Guidance on the role of specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The guidance promotes existing good practice and seeks to encourage closer partnership working between agencies.
Detailing the circumstances when a request to a close relative or friend could be considered when there are exceptional circumstances.
They will provide support for veterans and service personnel to ensure that their needs are reflected in local service plans.
Guidance for non UK residents requiring treatment from a Welsh NHS Trust.
These standards will set the agenda for the provision of audiology services for children and young people across Wales.
This document sets the agenda for public health.
This is one of a series of standards for specialised services for children and young people.
Detailed guidance on getting the best out of your hearing aid.
This document outlines new guidance for those who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
Explains how the scheme works.
A reminder for pharmacy professionals of their responsibilities during the current outbreak of measles.
This leaflet is about their health care and the right to be involved in decisions about their health, health care or treatment.
The guidance sets out who is responsible for funding an individual's treatment and care within the NHS in Wales.
This short document sets out what this means for everyone working in or for the NHS in Wales.
Temporary policy guidance on Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) has now been issued to Local Health Boards and local authorities in Wales.
The document explains the changes to the Community Pharmacy contractual framework.
Advice for Health professionals on how to support patients to get the best from their medicines, and help minimise waste.
‘More than just words' has been developed to strengthen Welsh language services among frontline health and social services.
These training resources aim to help anyone to increase their understanding of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
This guidance supersedes Welsh Health Circular WHC (99) 148.
Part 1 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 places duties on Local Health Boards and local authorities.
Changes to the law of the United Kingdom concerning medicinal products for human use.
This care and treatment plan has been prepared under section 18 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
A framework of actions for healthcare organisations in Wales.
Highlighting the fatal adverse effects of Clozapine.
This document provides guidance for Local Health Boards and Local Authorities on improving access to psychological services.
This guidance supports chapter 7 of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales.
Guidance to assist Local Health Boards and Local Authorities in meeting their duties under the Measure.
Following consultation revised Standards have been developed for use in hospital settings in Wales.
Guidance for Local Health Boards and Local Authorities on the establishment of joint schemes for the delivery of local primary mental health support services
A Welsh Government ban on the sale of tobacco from vending machines in Wales has been approved. This will come into force on 1 February 2012.
Advice for patients, clinical professionals and NHS managers on proposed arrangements to assess / care for women with PIP implants.
The Welsh Government has a commitment to extend the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) into pre school settings.
Standards developed for the NHS in Wales to plan and deliver effective high quality cancer services for children.
Guidance developed to improve the provision of continence care for children and young people with bladder/ bowel dysfunction problems.
It will enable Local Health Boards to deliver high quality services to children and young people.
Guidance on how we plan to deal with the older prisoner population.
These guidelines provide a framework for schools to help them to decide whether or not to accept commercial sponsorship.
The guidance aims to define best practice and improve health outcomes for people with a learning disability staying in hospital.
A selection of guides to help you understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Plans are underway to enact a number of important changes for people with mental health problems.
This document provides guidance to local health boards and trusts on the conduct of engagement and consultation with citizens, on changes to Health Services.
Find out if you are eligible for continuing NHS healthcare.
Defining evidence based standards for the planning, organisation and delivery of diabetes services.
On the 12 July 2010, the Minister for Health and Social Services announced the action that would be taken to improve dementia services and agreed new funding to support implementation of the Dementia Action Plans.
The CPA provides many service users with an mechanism to work towards maximising their ability to live fulfilled lives as independently as possible.
Hospital chaplains have long played a key role in providing a spiritual care service to patients, their families and carers and staff.
The service specification documents the recommended models of care for patients with HIV or AIDS.
Find out more about organ donation and presumed consent by downloading the discussion document.