All Wales articles – Page 13

  • News

    Wales offers support for chronic pain sufferers


    The Welsh Assembly today unveiled plans aimed at improving services for the thousands of people in Wales who suffer chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis and back problems.

  • News

    Wales launches refugee inclusion strategy


    The Welsh Assembly today launched a refugee inclusion strategy, which aims to help asylum seekers gain better access to services.

  • Comment

    Simon Jones on NHS governance


    Not too long ago, the Welsh Assembly completed a governance review of all the trusts and local health boards in Wales. Initial reactions were, as ever, 'oh no, not another review'.

  • News

    Report proposes a single Welsh mental health body


    Mental health services across Wales should be overseen by a single body to plan and deliver mental health provision, including hospital and community-based services and social services, says a report for ministers.

  • News

    Statistics show variations in UK health spending


    UK health and social care spending varies from £1,915 per head in England to £2,313 per head in Scotland, statistics from the Office for National Statistics have shown.

  • News

    Welsh merger trust on the rocks say former directors


    Five former non-executive directors have gone public with their fears for the future of a newly merged Welsh trust. They claim Hywel Dda trust, which serves three counties in south west and west Wales, is floundering because the organisation launched without a proper leadership team in place.

  • News

    Wales to debate single body for mental health services


    Welsh health and social services minister Edwina Hart has called for a debate on the delivery and oversight of mental health services after an independent review recommended establishing a single statutory body to plan and deliver mental health services in Wales across organisational and regional boundaries.

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    Children's mental health unit gets go-ahead


    The Welsh Assembly has approved the building of a government-funded children's mental health unit in Bridgend.

  • News

    Single-room hospital gets green light


    Final plans for Wales' first all single room hospital have been approved by health minister Edwina Hart.

  • News

    Screening help for people with disabilities


    Resources to help women with learning disabilities in Wales understand and access breast and cervical screening will be unveiled by health minister Edwina Hart today.

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    Using communication to improve patient safety


    Effective communication in hospitals is vital to save lives and ensure patients receive the best care. Clinicians and managers alike should work to hone their skills in this area, as Liza Coffin explains

  • Comment

    Simon Jones on changes in Wales


    The long-awaited consultation document on the NHS in Wales, catchily titled Proposals to Change the Structure of the NHS in Wales, finally arrived on 2 April.

  • News

    Inquiry shows gap in paediatric training


    Children and young people with life-threatening illness are not being treated appropriately because professionals caring for them are not trained in paediatrics, the world's first confidential inquiry into child deaths has found.

  • News

    Wales launches organ donation campaign


    A campaign aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in Wales is being launched today.

  • News

    Wales hits waiting time target


    Wales has met its target of ensuring that no patient has to wait longer than 22 weeks to a see consultant.Figures show the number of patients waiting more than 22 weeks for their first outpatient consultation fell from 5,565 patients at the beginning of March to zero by the end ...

  • Leader

    Welsh health service set on different path


    Proposals to abolish the internal market, end the purchaser provider split and fund services from the centre are setting Wales' health service on a different course from the rest of the UK.

  • News

    Breaking away: Wales maps out its own future


    The Welsh Assembly has plans for a third way between an internal market and a command and control system, with local health boards losing control of the commissioning purse strings. Alison Moore explains

  • News

    Wales announces autism plans


    The Welsh Assembly has announced wide-ranging efforts to tackle autism and improve services for those affected by the condition.

  • News

    Safety campaign aims to save 1,000 lives


    A campaign that aims to prevent 1,000 deaths and avoid up to 50,000 episodes of harm over the next two years has been launched in Wales.

  • Comment

    Simon Jones with news from the NHS in Wales


    I suppose, as this is the first of my missives from Wales, it would be just as well to bring the less than ardent follower of things Welsh quickly up to date on where we are in the principality.