National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Welsh Government announces a “flying doctors” service for Wales
A new clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air will be operational in Wales from April 2015.
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- Welsh Government announces a “flying doctors” service for Wales
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- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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We are committed to increasing organ donation rates.
Human Transplantation (Wales) Act
The Human Transplantation Wales Act received Royal Assent on 10 September 2013. This law will come fully into effect on 1st December 2015. Until then, the current opt-in system will remain in place.
The Act introduces a soft opt-out system for consent to deceased organ and tissue donation in Wales from 2015.
The aim of the Act is to increase the number of organs and tissues available for transplant. This will benefit the people of Wales by reducing the number of people dying whilst waiting for a suitable organ to become available and improving the lives of others.
The Act and details of the legislative processes can be found on the National Assembly for Wales website (external link)
Organ Donation Wales
Organ Donation Wales (external link) features the stories of families who have received and donated organs, and information about the changes to the law.
You do not need to make any decisions yet. A two year information campaign has started to ensure you are fully informed on what the changes will mean and the choices you can make. For now, we would encourage everyone to ensure that people close to them are aware of their wishes regarding donation.
You can view our new TV advert and the behind the scenes film (external link) on Organ Donation Wales.