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Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, has welcomed latest figures showing Jobs Growth Wales has now created over 12,400 job opportunities, with 9,700 young people filling these jobs.
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- Proposals concerning the publication of Sustainable Development Indicators statistical outputs
- Consultation on the regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Onshore oil exploration activities: integrated pollution prevention and control
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Consultation on the findings of the report on the Impact and Effect of the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010.
- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
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 - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Wales has a number of challenges with major health conditions that are being tackled by the National Health Service in Wales
Among the health issues faced by the NHS is the fact that one third of all adults in Wales, an estimated 800,000 people, has at least one chronic condition.
In many instances chronic conditions are no longer life threatening. Cancer and heart disease are examples of illnesses that can now be treated. This means that often they have become conditions people can live with rather than conditions that they will die from.
Helping the people of Wales
We aim to help the people of Wales who have major health conditions by:
- improving standards of health;
- providing responsive and high quality care; and
- making efficient and effective use of resources.
Achieving our objective
We aim to achieve this by:
- setting clear strategic directions for health and social care policy;
- ensuring services comply with national standards;
- evaluating the effectiveness of services in relation to the 2012 Health Gain Targets;
- reducing health inequalities;
- creating an environment which encourages the independence of patients and service users;
- building effective partnerships across the NHS, public health, local government and voluntary organisations;
- engaging with patients, service users, staff and the wider general public;
- developing a new planning system;
- strengthening accountability to improve performance more rapidly;
- encouraging the use of an evidence base for developing policy and practice;
- promoting clinical and professional leadership.