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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Written - Draft National Health Service (Concerns, Complaints and Redress Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2010
Members will be aware that on 11 January 2010, I launched a public consultation on the draft National Health Service (Concerns, Complaints and Redress Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2010. The consultation ran until 2 April and I received 119 responses.
The draft Regulations were developed as part of the Putting Things Right project which was established to review the existing processes for the investigation of patient safety incidents, complaints and claims. The proposed new arrangements will make it easier for patients to raise concerns if they are dissatisfied or if things go wrong with their NHS care. They will also ensure that the NHS approach to such situations is more consistent and results in a fairer outcome for patients and staff.
The Regulations draw on powers set out in the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 and the NHS Redress (Wales) Measure 2008 and as the first Regulations to flow from the first Assembly Measure, they are eagerly awaited.
There was a considerable amount of support for the proposals and some very helpful comments and suggestions were received, which we will cover in guidance. However, there was also great variety and detail in many of the responses received, and a number of issues where I believe that further careful consideration is needed. In particular, comments were received on independence in the process, both in terms of the future of independent review, and also on how patients can receive assurance that their concerns have been investigated fairly and appropriately at local level. Many respondents felt that further clarification was needed on how the arrangements will work in primary care and cross-border. Others wanted further thought to be given to the time limits and timescales set out in the draft regulations for the investigation of concerns.
These key themes need thorough appraisal in order to ensure that they are reflected in the draft Regulations as appropriate. It is therefore my intention to lay a revised set of Regulations just after the summer recess. However, this does not significantly alter my plans to introduce new arrangements in the NHS in Wales before the end of the year.
I will be publishing a consultation response report in due course.