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Law to safeguard & strengthen agricultural industry receives Royal Assent
A new Welsh law to protect low paid agricultural workers and strengthen the agricultural industry has been granted Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen.
- Local dialysis service making a difference for patients in North West Wales
- Minister meets volunteers helping victims of hate crime
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- Law to safeguard & strengthen agricultural industry receives Royal Assent
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- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings) (Wales) Regulations
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Ireland Wales cooperation Programme 2014-2020
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Active Travel Action Plan
- Statutory Guidance for the Delivery of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013
Featured consultation »Draft Technical Advice Note 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies
Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Nearly 3 million people live in Wales and use the services of the NHS.
My Local Health Service
The website My Local Health Service (external link) presents information on how NHS Wales is performing.
This includes previously published, non-personal data on the performance of health services at levels relating to:
- local Health Boards and Trusts,
- GP surgeries.
It gives information on how local health services are doing, and to recognise and prompt improvement. My local health service presents data and graphs with explanatory text, to provide insight into NHS services. The site is updated regularly to include new data.
Information is presented on:
- hospital mortality rates, healthcare infection rates and nurse ratio
- progress in primary care on preventative measures to address major health issues such as heart disease, cancer and stroke
- the results of patient satisfaction surveys
- links to reports and locally-published performance data.
It was developed by a sub-group of the Transparency and Mortality Task Force. Work on the website was supported by the task force, which included representatives for service users.
NHS Wales Governance e-manual
The manual provides advice and guidance on all aspects of governance in the NHS in Wales. The framework for the manual is based on Citizen-Centred Governance Principles, which apply to all public bodies in Wales. These principles integrate all aspects of governance and embody the values and standards of behaviour expected at all levels of public services in Wales.
The manual will support NHS organisations in defining, implementing and maintaining their governance arrangements. It provides direction, guidance and support to Board members and NHS staff to enable them to fulfil their own responsibilities and ensure their organisations meet the standards of good governance set for the NHS in Wales.
Governance e-manual (external link)
The NHS delivers services through seven Health Boards and three NHS Trusts in Wales:
- primary care services are provided by general practitioners (GPs) and other health care professionals in health centres and surgeries across Wales,
- secondary care is delivered through hospital and ambulance services,
- tertiary care is provided by hospitals which treat particular types of illness such as cancer,
- community care services are usually provided in partnership with local social services, and delivered to patients in their own homes.
Health services in Wales take account of the fact that Wales has:
- high rates of cancer and heart disease,
- a high proportion of elderly people,
- a mix of rural, urban and valleys areas.
In this section, you can find out more about what's being done to improve health services, monitor performance and tackle major health conditions.
For further information about the NHS in Wales, please visit the Health in Wales website (external link).