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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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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 »
Welsh Health Survey 2008: Initial Headline Results
These statistics on the health and health-related lifestyle of people living in Wales are based on data from the Welsh Health Survey 2008. The release contains some initial headline results from the 2008 Welsh Health Survey. The main report of the survey will include more detailed information and will be published in September.
Illnesses and health status in adults:
- 19% of adults reported currently being treated for high blood pressure, and 9% for a heart condition (other than high blood pressure).
- 13% of adults reported currently being treated for a respiratory illness, 13% for arthritis, 9% for a mental illness, and 6% for diabetes.
- 27% of adults reported having a limiting long-term illness.
Health-related lifestyle in adults:
- 24% of adults reported that they currently smoked.
- 23% of adult non-smokers reported being regularly exposed to other people's tobacco smoke indoors.
- 45% of adults reported drinking more than the daily guidelines on at least one day in the past week, including 28% reporting binge drinking.
- 36% of adults reported eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables the previous day.
- 30% of adults reported meeting the guidelines for physical activity in the past week.
- 57% of adults were classified as overweight or obese, including 21% classified as obese.
Long-standing illness and overweight / obesity in children:
- 19% of children were reported as having a long-standing illness, including 6% with a limiting long-standing illness.
- 33% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese (1), including 16% obese.
(1) Using a classification system based on the 85th and 95th percentiles of the 1990 UK BMI reference curves, and not comparable with estimates produced on a different basis.
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