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Unison says it is 'unconvinced' by proposals to undertake a radical restructure of the NHS in Wales, which it says have undergone inadequate analysis. In its response to consultation on proposals to abolish health authorities, Unison Cymru Wales said: 'In the absence of a clear and coherent organisational model, the proposals appear somewhat as a series of ad hoc solutions designed to address particular issues and functional responsibilities.There is a sense that a major decision has been taken concerning the management and organisation of the NHS in Wales, without any real analysis and evaluation of what the future shape might be.' It said the most damning criticism was that there had been no indication of cost implications of the plans. 'Rather than removing a layer of bureaucracy, the proposals appear to be adding additional layers. Are these proposals value for money?'