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Wales cancer patient experience survey

This survey monitors national progress on experiences of cancer care in Wales.

Audiology: Framework of Action for Wales, 2017-2020

Integrated framework of care and support for people who are D/deaf or living with hearing loss.

NHS Wales staff survey 2016

This report summarises the main findings within the survey.

Evidence to NHS pay review body

These reports highlight evidence submitted by Welsh ministers to the review body on doctors’ and dentists’ remuneration and the NHS pay review body on workforce issues within NHS Wales.

Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

This is an agreement to improve how people, in mental health crisis and who present a risk to themselves or the public, are helped. 

The Williams Report

The Evans Report of 2015 recommended a single body be established for Wales to oversee strategic workforce planning, workforce design and education commissioning for NHS Wales.

Healthy Child Wales Programme

The Healthy Child Wales Programme (HCWP) is being implemented across all Welsh health boards from the 1 October 2016.

NHS Wales Bulletin 2016

Information relevant to those working within the health and social services sector.

More than just words…

The strategy’s second annual report sets out the work currently ongoing to improve the use of the Welsh language.

Public Health Outcomes Framework

The Public Health Outcomes Framework is to be used to measure and monitor the health of the Welsh population.

NHS Wales workforce review

This independent review is the result of the 2 year Agenda for Change pay award in 2014.

Health Professional Education Investment Review

In 2014, we commissioned an independent review into the Health Professional Education Investment in Wales.

Talk to me 2

Suicide and self harm prevention strategy for Wales 2015-2020.

Putting Things Right - Impact Assessment

Our Putting Things Right project looks at the way in which the NHS in Wales handles concerns.

The NHS Reform Programme - Impact Assessment

The reorganisation of NHS Wales, which came into effect on 01 October 2009, has created single local health organisations. An impact assessment for the Programme was published in 2010.

The NHS Reform Programme and Action Plan - Impact Assessments

In 2011, impact assessments were published for the NHS Reform Programme and Action Plan.

The Healthy Start and Welfare Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2011 - Equality Impact Assessment

This equality impact assessment focuses on the Healthy Start and Welfare Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

The Healthy Start and Welfare Food Scheme - Equality Impact Assessment

The amendment of the Healthy Start and Welfare Food Scheme Regulations 2011 allows an increased choice in spending the vouchers allocated through the scheme. This equality impact assessment was published in 2012.

Myalgic encephalopathy / Chronic fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia report and recommendations

Produced by the ministerial task and finish group

Letter and independent assessment regarding women's clinical services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

Letter to Betsi Cadwaladr Community Health Council

Reducing inequities in health: Equality impact assessment

In 2011, an equality impact assessment was completed for the Reducing inequities in Health Strategic Action Plan.

Myalgic encephalopathy/chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia task and finish group

Report and recommendations from the group.

Review of concerns (complaints) handling within NHS Wales – 'Using the gift of complaints'

An independent review has looked into the way NHS Wales handles this area of work.

Service change lessons learned review

Report on how Local Health Boards collated views on the changes to health services.

Trusted to care

Report of the external independent Review of the Princess of Wales Hospital and Neath Port Talbot Hospital at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

The Griffiths' review - Non emergency patient transport - final report

The report sets out the findings and recommendations of the Win Griffith review of non-emergency patient transport services in Wales.

Food and feed law enforcement in Wales

This report is an update on food hygiene enforcement in Wales.

Review of mortality data

An independent review looking into the way NHS Wales collects and uses data to describe mortality in Welsh hospitals.

Review of the appraisal of orphan and ultra-orphan medicines in Wales

The report provides a series of recommendations for the improvement of the appraisal process.

Together for mental health - annual report 2012-13

This report sets out progress made since October 2012 and the priorities for the next 12 months.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) invited reviews programme - options for provision of neonatal care in North Wales - September 2013

The review commissioned by the First Minister was asked to look for alternative ways of maintaining all levels of neonatal services in North Wales in the future.

Proposed service changes at Prince Philip, Glangwili and Withybush Hospitals

Reports from the Independent Hywel Dda scrutiny panel.

Engagement exercise on Service Increment for Teaching (SIFT) report and Welsh Government response

We would welcome your comments on the report and our response before any final decisions are made on the future funding arrangements.

NHS pay review evidence

Evidence from the Welsh Government on proposed remuneration of NHS staff - 2014/2015.

Summary Report - Rural Health Implementation Group

This report summarises the work of the Rural Health Implementation Group set up in February 2010, in line with the Rural Health Plan.

Access to and implementation of psychological therapy treatments in Wales

A review of talking treatments have been commissioned.

Community pharmacy influenza vaccination service report 2012-13

This report summarises the results of the service delivered across Wales.

NHS Wales Chief Executive’s annual report 2012/13

The NHS is taking significant steps towards ensuring better quality of care and improved measures of safety.

Report from the veterans’ residential facility task and finish group

Report into the need for a dedicated veteran’s residential facility and a network of welfare and support groups across Wales.

Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) data

Health Boards (HBs) and Trusts across Wales have worked with Public Health Wales (PHW) to publish data on Healthcare associated Infections in a clear format with description.

Delivering Safe Care, Compassionate Care

This document sets out our response to the Robert Francis Report into the terrible events in the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Hospital mortality data

As part of its commitment to improve the transparency of NHS information, Local Health Boards are making hospital mortality data available directly on their websites.

Rural Health Telemedicine

Telemedicine projects implemented between 2011 to 2013.

Strategic Review of Welsh Ambulance Services

The report was commissioned on 7 November 2012.

Breaking the Barriers

This is the second and final report of progress against the Welsh Government’s 'Breaking the Barriers' action plan.

Independent review of the management of asbestos at Bronglais Hospital

We have published a redacted version of the review of the management of asbestos

Working together to reduce harm - substance misuse annual report 2012

Annual report on progress made to implement the substance misuse strategy.

A vision for health visiting in Wales

Outlines proposals to maximise the contribution Health Visitors provide to children in the community.

The Robert Powell Investigation

Report by an independent investigator on the lessons to be learned from the death of ten year old Robert Powell.

NHS Wales Chief Executive’s Annual Report 2011/12

NHS Wales has made significant advances over the past 12 months, according to the annual report from Chief Executive, David Sissling.

Publication of the Food Law Enforcement Review in Wales Report

The Minister for Health & Social Services has published the Food Standards Agency’s Review of Food Law Enforcement in Wales together with an addendum to the report.

Mental health (Wales) measure 2010 – Mapping of local mental health services

In Spring 2011 the Welsh Government commissioned the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC) to help collate data collected via questionnaires distributed across Local Health Boards.

Together for Health

Together for Health is the 5 year vision for the NHS.

Review of the Management and Location of the Wales Deanery

Review into the arrangements for postgraduate medical and dental education in Wales and the location of the Wales Deanery.

Community Services; Occupational Therapy Advisory Forum (OTAF)

Health and social care occupational therapy progress report in respect of the development of integrated services.

'Breaking the Barriers' - Annual report

This is the first report that provides an overview of developments which have taken place in 2010/2011.

Rural health innovation local projects

This report outlines the work of local innovation fund projects.

Welsh Government Response to Review of Non Medical Healthcare Education Provision in Wales

This document sets out the Government response to the review of Non Medical Healthcare education Provision in Wales.

Standards for hospital residential accommodation and associated support facilities

These quality requirements explain roles and responsibilities for NHS hospital accommodation.

Dementia stakeholder groups – action plans

A number of areas for improvement have been identified.

The primary care information set 2010

Report on primary care services across Wales.

NHS Wales: Forging a better future

A report by the Bevan Commission 2008 - 2011.

Non-emergeny Patient Transport National Programme Board

A Report on the Progress of the Non-emergency Patient Transport Pilot Projects.

Complaint against Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government

A report by the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

Progress Report on the Chronic Conditions Management (CCM) Service Improvement Plan

The plan requires Health Boards to develop, agree and submit Local Action Plans.

High impact service changes

This report looks at ways to improve the quality of patient services for chronic conditions whilst cutting costs.

Update Report on the position of Local Health Boards in relation to the Chronic Condition Management Directives: December 2010

This updates the September 2010 audit report.

NHS Wales Chief Executive’s Annual Report 2009/10

Laying the foundations for World-class healthcare.

One Wales Occupational Health Task and Finish Group Report

One Wales includes the commitment to ‘explore the opportunity to place occupational health services on a statutory basis’.

Consultation Response

Welsh Assembly Government response to consultation on the draft regulations relating to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Benefits of stopping smoking before surgery

Stop Smoking Wales has launched an initiative to help patients to stop smoking before an operation.

Palliative care services funding

Following the report of the palliative care planning group for Wales, the Minister established a working group to implement the report.

NHS Wales: Midwifery Workforce Planning Project - Developing a Workforce Planning Model (Final Report)

In August 2005, NHS Wales requested Practices made Perfect Ltd. to build its workforce modelling capacity and workforce plan for midwifery services.

Palliative care planning group Wales: Report to the Minister for Health and Social Services

This report presents the findings of a dedicated palliative care planning group.

A review of the impacts of developments in primary care and community care in relation to Designed for North Wales

The purpose of the report is to advise the Welsh Assembly Government on a whole system approach to redesign.

Review of Public Consultation in Blaenau Ffestiniog undertaken by the Gwynedd Local Health Board in 2005, and a Review of Public Consultation in Prestatyn undertaken by the Denbighshire Local Health Board in 2005-6

In September 2007, the Minister for Health and Social services, Edwina Hart MBE AM, announced a review of the Denbighshire and Gwynedd Local Health Boards (DLHB and GLHB) approach to the reform of health services in Prestatyn and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The other end of the telescope: A refocusing of mental health and well being for service users and carers

Report of All Wales Review of Mental Health Services - co-chairs - Mary Burrows and Stewart Greenwell, December 2007

Llandudno Hospital: Designed for Local Services

This review was undertaken over the period May – December 2007 and this is the report of the Review conclusions.

Independent inquiry into the processes on consultation and implementation of the reconfiguration of General Surgical Services in Carmarthenshire

On the 1 February 2007 the then Minister for Health and Social Services announced that an Independent Inquiry was to be established.

Mental Capacity Act 2005: Equality impact assessment

Requires Government departments to eliminate unlawful discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity.
The Review of Health and Social Care in Wales

The Review of Health and Social Care in Wales

The Report of the Project Team advised by Derek Wanless (June 2003)