A major question-mark has been placed over the future of Health Commission Wales - the agency dealing with highly specialised services - after it was slammed by the Welsh Assembly's audit committee.

A major question-mark has been placed over the future of Health Commission Wales - the agency dealing with highly specialised services - after it was slammed by the Welsh Assembly's audit committee.

After hearing concerns about the commission's finances from head of health and social care Ann Lloyd, the committee said its overspending 'represents a significant risk to the financial health of the Welsh NHS'.

Committee chair Janet Davies said: 'Resolution may require a radical solution. We urge prompt and decisive action.'

At the audit committee hearing, Mrs Lloyd said meetings were being held 'practically weekly' to prepare a revised strategy.

The commission was expecting to end£10m in deficit despite a mid-year£10m bail-out from the assembly government.