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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
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- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Cancer is a leading cause of death. Our policies aim to address this through formal targets and national standards.
These standards were published in June 2005, and relate to the 10 major types of cancer:
- upper gastrointestinal;
- head and neck;
- thyroid; and
- skin (as well as specialist palliative care).
The National Cancer Standards for Sarcoma Services (2009) and National Cancer Standards for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Cancer (2010) have also been developed. They represent the elements of cancer care that patients should expect to receive.
The standards emphasise waiting times from referral to the start of treatment ensuring that patients receive treatment for cancer quickly.
Patients referred by their GP as urgent with suspected cancer and confirmed by the cancer specialist should begin treatment within two months of receipt of referral at the hospital, if diagnosed.
Any patients who are not initially referred as an urgent suspected cancer, but who are subsequently diagnosed with cancer should begin their treatment within one month of diagnosis.
The standards are subject to regular scrutiny to ensure they represent best clinical practice and guidance and are in keeping with cancer standards produced by the rest of the United Kingdom.
Three Cancer networks have been set up to cover:
- North Wales;
- Mid and South West Wales; and
- South East Wales.
They are made up of organisations responsible for providing cancer services.
Their focus is on the patient journey from GP referral to the receipt of appropriate treatment and the sharing of best practices across the three network areas.
A chief cancer adviser and clinician advise the government on the strategic development of cancer services.
The Cancer Services Co-ordinating Group brings clinical and other NHS interests together to support and advise the government and cancer networks.