The Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Act 2020 became law on 1 June 2020.
The Act will:
- ensure that NHS bodies and ministers think about the quality of health services when making decisions
- ensure NHS bodies and primary care services are open and honest with patients, when something may have gone wrong with their care
- create a new Citizen Voice Body to represent the views of people across health and social care
- support the appointment of vice chairs for NHS trusts
We plan to bring the Act into force in spring 2022.
For more information, contact: HSCQualityandEngagement@gov.wales