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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
- Children and young people
- 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 highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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 »
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW)
In undertaking this role, it endeavours to support and encourage continuous improvement in the provision of health services.
HIW works closely with other inspection, regulation and audit bodies operating in Wales and has a statutory duty of collaboration with the Healthcare Commission in England to ensure the quality and safety of cross border services. It also collaborates with the Healthcare Commission on all England/Wales reviews.
In undertaking its review activities, under the Health and Social Care (Community Health & Standards) Act 2003 HIW is required to consider:
- the availability of, and access to, healthcare;
- the quality and effectiveness of healthcare;
- the financial or other management of healthcare and the economy and efficiency of its provision;
- the availability and quality of information provided to the public about healthcare; and
- the need to safeguard and promote the rights and welfare of children.
As of 1 April 2006, the functions of the Local Supervising Authority (LSA) transferred to HIW. The LSA for the statutory supervision of midwives in Wales involves preparing, appointing and developing supervisors of midwives.
In addition, from 1 April 2006, in agreement with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), professional advisers from HIW conduct annual monitoring of the higher education institutes in Wales which offer approved NMC programmes.
HIW is leading the implementation of the healthcare aspects of 'The Concordat Between Bodies Inspecting Regulating and Auditing Health and Social Care in Wales'. The Concordat is consistent with the Welsh Government's aim to improve the way public services are delivered in Wales.
For more detailed information, please click on the following links:
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (External link)
- Concordat Between Bodies Inspecting Regulating and Auditing Health and Social Care in Wales (External link)