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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Improving public services
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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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 »
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.
In addition to cancer and heart diseases other chronic conditions include those affecting:
- mental health;
- cystic fibrosis;
- multiple sclerosis;
- Parkinson’s disease;
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- spinal injuries; and
The Welsh Government aims 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
The Welsh Government aims to address these major health conditions 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.