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Around 3 million people live in Wales and use the services of the NHS.

A list of Ministerial letters issued during 2009.

Ministerial Letter 014/08: Dental Services for Vulnerable People and the Role of the Community Dental Service

25/02/13
Guidance for planners and providers to provide appropriate dental care for vulnerable people through a delivery of comprehensive services.
 

Ministerial Letter ML/EH/033/09: Consolidation of Waiting List Rules

24/08/10
This Ministerial Letter confirms the way that patients on a referral to treatment pathway are to be managed.
 

Ministerial Letter 039/09: Lymphoedema Strategy

20/01/10
This letter alerts Local Health Boards to the Lymphoedema Strategy.
 

Ministerial Letter EH/ML/020/09: The Future Delivery of Diagnostic Imaging Services in Wales and the National Diagnostic Imaging

19/01/10
Work has been undertaken to develop plans for the Future Delivery of Diagnostic Imaging Services and the National Diagnostic Imaging Framework.
 
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NHS Wales Annual Operating Framework 2010/2011

18/01/10
The Annual Operating Framework sets out the direction of travel for the NHS in Wales during 2010/2011.
 

Ministerial Letter EH/ML/030/09: Revised National Standards for Cleaning in NHS Wales

11/12/09
This letter alerts you to the issuing of the revised National Standards for Cleaning in NHS Wales
 

Ministerial Letter 031/09

30/11/09
Revised Directions to Local Health Boards, Velindre National Health Service Trust, Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust and Public Health Wales National Health Service Trust 2009
 

Ministerial Letter 032/09: Expansion of designed to smile – a national oral health improvement programme

23/10/09
The letter sets out guidance to planners and providers on the expansion and enhancement of the National Oral Health Improvement Programme, Designed to Smile'.
 

Ministerial Letter 032/09: Expansion of designed to smile – a national oral health improvement programme

23/10/09
The letter sets out guidance to planners and providers on the expansion and enhancement of the National Oral Health Improvement Programme, Designed to Smile'.
 

Ministerial Letter 032/09: Expansion of designed to smile – a national oral health improvement programme

23/10/09
The letter sets out guidance to planners and providers on the expansion and enhancement of the National Oral Health Improvement Programme, Designed to Smile'.
 

Ministerial letter ML/EH/007/09: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination catch-up campaign.

14/09/09
This letter sets out the arrangements for an accelerated catch-up campaign.
 

Ministerial Letter EH/ML/029/09: Quality Standards for Adult Hearing Rehabilitation Services

27/08/09
The Scottish Executive has published Quality Standards for Adult Hearing Rehabilitation Services.
 

Miniterial Letter EH/ML/021/09: Providing for the needs of people with HIV/AIDS in Wales: National Care Pathways and Service Specification for testing, diagnosis,treatment and supportive care

26/08/09
The service specification documents the recommended models of care for patients with HIV or AIDS.
 

Ministerial letter ML/EH/022/09: 2009-10 seasonal influenza (flu) immunisation programme

05/08/09
This letter sets out the arrangements for the 2009-10 seasonal influenza (flu) immunisation programme.
 

Ministerial Letter ML/EH/024/09: Heatwave Plan for Wales 2009 – A Framework for Preparedness and Response

23/07/09
This plan sets out arrangements to alert appropriate health, social and other care agencies and members of the public (especially vulnerable groups) to the dangers of excessive heat.
 

Ministerial Letter ML/EH/018/09: NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) (Wales) Regualtions 2009

15/07/09
This letter communicates the amendment to the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 1989 in respect of failed asylum seekers.
 

Ministerial letter EH/ML/003/09: National performance report 2009/2010

02/06/09
The national performance report is the template which NHS organisations must use to report their performance against the requirements of the annual operating framework (AOF) on a quarterly basis.
 

Ministerial Letter: EH/ML/036/09 Pulmonary Rehabilitation

01/06/09
This letter was sent to the 22 LHBs to communicate the results of the Service Development and Commissioning Directives for Chronic Respiratory Conditions audit.
 

Ministerial Letter EH/ML/014/09 Revised Cross Border Protocol 2009-11

06/04/09
The Minister for Health and Social Services is issuing a revised Protocol for Cross-Border Healthcare Commissioning, to be acted on by Local Health Boards with a border with England.
 

Ministerial Letter EH/ML/008/09 - The Home Oxygen Service: Audit Requirements

03/04/09
This letter sets out confirmation that the Welsh Assembly Government will provide £75,000 per LHB for 2009/10 to support the commissioning of patient assessments.
 

Ministerial Letter EH/ML009/09 - Requirement for Local Health Boards to Implement Recommendations of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) within three months

27/03/09
This letter sets out the requirement for Local Health Boards to implement recommendations of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) within three months.
 

Ministerial Letter EH/ML/014/08 - Dental Services for Vulnerable People and the Role of the Community Dental Service

28/01/09
The Welsh Assembly Government is determined that vulnerable people have access to appropriate dental care through delivery of comprehensive services.
 
NHS Wales: Annual Operating Framework 2009/2010

NHS Wales: Annual Operating Framework 2009/2010

13/01/09
The Annual Operating Framework sets out the direction of travel for the NHS in Wales during 2009/2010
 

Ministerial Letter ML/EH/002/09: Transition Funding

01/01/09
This letter sets out the criteria and conditions for the allocation of Transitional Funding to each of the LHBs for 2009/2010 and 2010/2011.