Welsh Assembly officials say implementation of Wales'NHS plan will go ahead 'from now', despite Assembly members' refusal to ratify it last week. Debate on the plan was adjourned before the vote, after members raised a series of concerns, particularly over the lack of specific targets. Conservative William Graham moved an amendment regretting that the Labour-Liberal Democrat administration had 'failed to set core targets for the recruitment of staff and the maximum length of waiting time'. And Labour's Lynne Neagle said: 'The lack of targets, compared with the English plan, is a weakness. We and the public want to know what will happen, how it will happen and when it will happen. 'An Assembly source said a 'technical document to go alongside the plan, with some of the detail in it', will be published shortly.

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